London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1883. Hector Giacomelli. Hardcover : pp. [v] xii 18-368 : 140 illustrations by Giacomelli : translation from the French and preface by W.H. Davenport Adams : re-backed in red leather with custom spine design in gilt : dark red cloth boards with floral, bird and insect illustrations : title in black over gilt : lower board decorated in blind embossed floral border : bevelled edges : all edges gilt : written in faint pencil to first page appears to be, ''JW Reids Nattean prize - Jan 21st 1884''.
Corner at tail of lower board gently pushed; slight rubbing to edges of boards; light foxing to first and last few pages and occasionally throughout; a few illustrations have been amatuerishly coloured. Very good. Item #2580
Beautifully illustrated by the French artist Hector Giacomelli, best known for his 'A Perch of Birds' painting.