British Ornithology: being the History, with a coloured representation, of Every Kown [sic] Species of British Birds. Second edition

Autore: GRAVES, George (1784-1839)

Tipografo: William and Samuel Graves

Dati tipografici: London, 1821

3 volumes, 8vo (227x142 mm). Complete set with 144 (48 for each volume) fine plates of British birds drawn, engraved and hand-coloured mostly by George Graves; a few plates are engraved by Weddell and Warner after Samuel Howitt and Sydenham Edwards. Original tissue guards preserved. Second edition of first two volumes (originally published in parts from 1811 to 1821), but first edition of the complete set, the third volume first appearing in 1821. [Offered together with:] GRAVES, George (1784-1839). Ovarium Britannicum; being a Correct Delination of the Eggs of such Birds as are Natives of, or Domesticated in Great Britain. London, for the author, 1816. 8vo (227x138 mm). [2:half title], vi pp. and 15 engraved hand-coloured plates. Original tissue guards preserved. First edition. Nice set in four volumes uniformly bound in contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt, marbled boards, endleaves and edges (rubbed and worn). George Graves was an English publisher and engraver who worked on botanical and ornithological works. From 1817 he oversaw the hand-colouring and publishing with William Jackson Hooker of Curtis' Flora Londinensis (1817-1828), bankrupting himself in the process.