Description[Ornithology]. Pair of Illustrated Books. [Philadelphia and London: 1882-1979]. One first edition.
[Ornithology]. Group of Two Books. Philadelphia and [London]: 1882, 1979. Includes: Thomas G. Gentry. Nests and Eggs of Birds of the United States. Philadelphia: J. A. Wagenseller, . First edition. Octavo. Contemporary half-leather over cloth, central gilt motif on front board, gilt titles on spine, all edges gilt. Boards and edges rubbed and worn, spine and upper quarter of rear board heavily sunned, head of spine torn, corners abraded. Repaired hinges cracking, light toning on text block, offsetting from plates, occasional thumbprints on outer margins. [and:] Philip Rickman. A Selection of Bird Paintings and Sketches. [London]: Curpotten Limited for Fine Sporting Interests, 1979. Number 305 of 500 limited edition copies, signed by the author. Folio. Publisher's half morocco over cloth, central gilt motif, all gilt edges, gilt decoration on spine. Marbled endpapers. Light sunning on spine. Otherwise, a near fine copy housed in slipcase.
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