Brodrick's own copy, with 3 original watercolours

Salvin, Francis Henry / Brodrick, William. Falconry in the British Isles.

London, John van Voorst, 1873.

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.

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