|BREE, Charles Robert. A History of the Birds of Europe
not Observed in the British Isles. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1859,
1860, 1862, 1863. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter morocco gilt,
marbled endpapers. Four volumes. $2900.
First editions of Charles
Bree's exquisitely illustrated History of the Birds of Europe.
Complete with 238 hand-colored tinted lithographed plates (180 of birds,
58 of eggs). Bookplates on front pastedowns. Light scattered foxing
(plates generally clean); light rubbing to bindings. A very handsome