1856 Scarce Ornithology Book ~ HUMMING BIRDS Color Illustrated. By Henry Gardiner Adams.
Author: Henry Gardiner Adams.
Title: HUMMING BIRDS. Described and Illustrated.
Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons, no date (circa 1856). First thus.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 "X 5 ".
Pages: 144 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good dark green half morocco leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Marbled edges.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare foxing or staining mainly on preliminary and last pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 8 wonderful full-page colored plates illustrating Hummingbird species.
The book: Scarce Victorian ornithology book on Hummingbirds by Henry Gardiner Adams in a beautiful half morocco binding.
The author: Henry Gardiner Adams (c.1811–1881) was an English druggist and chemist, known as an author and anthologist. He wrote juvenile literature under the pseudonym Nemo. In 1854 Adams edited the book God's Image In Ebony by the British abolitionists Frederick Chesson and Wilson Armistead. In the introduction to God's Image In Ebony, Adams argued that all human beings had a common origin, and hence that the enslavement of black people was immoral.
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