The Natural History of Dee Side and Braemar [extra illustrated with photographs]

By: MacGillivray, William (edited by Edwin Lankester)

Price: £300.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with line drawings, a folding coloured map, a folding map printed in blue, pp xx, 507, all edges gilt, a little occasional foxing, otherwise clean internally, contemporary half morocco, marbled sides, raised bands, only very slight signs of wear. The publication was authorised by Queen Victoria who had purchased the manuscript after the author's death. The printing was very limited, probably under 150 copies. There are extensive lists of plants and animals, extending to eighty pages. [A unique copy, extra illustrated with 25 original topographical photographs, probably by the original owner - Charles F.S. Chambers - whose armorial bookplate appears on the front endpaper. Though the images are small, (mainly c. 60mm x 65mm), they have great charm and are largely in good condition with only slight fading. They are all of local interest - Falls of Garrvalt, Birch Wood near Balmoral, Abergoldie Castle etc. They are all neatly indexed in pencil on the contents pages. The second bookplate is of Robert Washington Oates, whose original collection was gifted to the Gilbert White Museum.]

Title: The Natural History of Dee Side and Braemar [extra illustrated with photographs]

Author Name: MacGillivray, William (edited by Edwin Lankester)

Categories: Photography, Local History, Topography, Natural History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Printed for Private Circulation: 1855

Binding: Half-Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 015364