Seebohm. Turdidae (Thrushes).

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Seebohm. Turdidae (Thrushes).

12,500.00

Seebohm, Henry and Richard Bowdler Sharpe. A Monograph of the Turdidæ. Or family of thrushes. Two volumes. London: Henry Sotheran, 1902. Folio in 4s (15” x 11”, 376mm x 284mm). Bound in contemporary half red crushed morocco with red buckram sides, with double-ruled gilt borders. On the spine, five raised gilt-ruled bands. Title gilt in second panel. Author and volume gilt in third panel. Date gilt to heel. Four decorative gilt panels. Five double-gilt-lines to head- and tail-caps. Top-edges gilt. Fore- and lower-edges of text block untrimmed. Bookplate and blind-stamps of Sondley Reference Library. An altogether fresh an handsome set. With 149 hand-colored lithographs by John Gerrard Keulemans, this seminal work on the family Turdidae, issued in parts, remains a reference work as well as a work of supreme beauty.

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