Three volumes in the Wayside & Woodland Series. The Birds of the British Isles and Their Eggs, Series I comprising Families Corvidae to Sulidae, fourth impression 1923; The Birds of the British Isles and Their Eggs, Series II comprising Families Anatidae to Tetraonidae, second edition 1923; The Birds of the British Isles, Series III comprising Their Migration and Habits with Observations on our Rarer Visitants, second edition, 1929. Original series binding of tan faux-morocco cloth, front boards blocked and lettered in gilt and black, gilt titles on spines, red sprinkled edges, radial corners. Some bumping and edge wear at the tops and bases of the spines. Pictorial endpapers. Neat owner inscriptions at the tops of the front pastedowns and Series III has an owner plate opposite the fly title page. Series I title and Preface pages have a tear from the lower edge along part of the hinge line; hinges are cracked at the title page and final Index page but otherwise binding is good. Series II & III binding is tight. Lower corners of Series III are bumped. Coloured frontispieces, 523 coloured illustrations of birds and eggs by Thorburn and others reproduced from Lord Lilford’s work “Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands”, 202 monochrome photographs by Turner, Kearton and others, Turner and others. A birding classic, full of personal observation and accurate in its details. The author was ahead of his time in his strong interest in bird behaviour. Readable and interesting, a lovely set.