Falconry in the British Isles.
4to. (10), 171, (1) pp. William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, heightened with gum arabic. 28 hand-coloured lithographed plates after William Brodrick, some heightened with gum arabic. Contemporary half green morocco, gilt.
Second edition, revised and enlarged: the best edition of this handsome work. This copy, with an impeccable provenance, is enriched by the inclusion of three fine original watercolours by the eminent William Brodrick (1814-88), falconer, taxidermist, physician, and artist, whose works of avian portraiture set the standard of their times.
Provenance: "Wm. Brodrick, Little Hill, 1873" (ink inscription to front free endpaper, and a partially erased pencil inscription to title).
Occasional spotting, heavier to endpapers and half-title; spine faded to brown, corners worn, rubbed.
Harting 67. Nissen IVB 147. Schwerdt II, 145.