1856 Scarce Ornithology Book ~ HUMMING BIRDS described & Color Illustrated. By Henry Gardiner Adams.
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Author: Henry Gardiner Adams.
Title: HUMMING BIRDS. Described and Illustrated.
Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons, no date (circa 1856).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 "X 5 ".
Pages: 144 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good decorated original full blue cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing or staining - as shown, some bubbling to endpaper - 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.
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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