Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars, 1843.
Rare First Edition. Leatherbound. Forty volumes. Small octavo. Contemporarily bound in three-quarter tan calf leather with marbled boards and edges and raised bands with gilt detailing on spines. Profusely illustrated with hand-colored plates throughout, including 14 volumes of birds, 13 volumes of mammals, 7 volumes of insects, 6 volumes of fish, and more. Very good. Item #1310
H: 6.5" W: 1" D: 4.25"
Sir William Jardine (1800-1874) was a Scottish naturalist, best known for his editing of a long series of natural history books [The Naturalist's Library].