1894 Rare Ornithology Book ~ Our Native Songsters with 72 coloured plates by Anne Pratt.
Author: Anne PRATT.
Title: Our Native Songsters.
Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1894.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6.5 "X 4 ".
Pages: 350 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and Very good original publisher's illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, toning of the title page with some offsetting - as shown, cold stamp and a handwritten gift note from a previous owner on the blank page facing the title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 72 wonderful full-page colored plates (chromolithography) illustrating songbirds species by Anne Pratt.
The book: A charming Victorian edition of Our Native Songsters, authored by the accomplished Anne Pratt. A work of natural history, it explores the fascinating world of songbirds. Housed in an original publisher's illustrated full-cloth binding, this volume will delight any bird enthusiast or collector of natural history books.
The author: Anne Pratt (1806–1893) was a prolific British botanical and ornithological illustrator and author, renowned for her lasting contributions to natural history literature. Despite the societal constraints of her time, her work helped popularize botany and ornithology during the 19th century, making the subjects accessible to a wide readership.
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