The first edition of this combined folio volume, including the first part (published in 1862 by Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh) and the second part, here published for the first time.
Blue cloth, gilt decorative titles, black borders to front (blind-stamped to back). Edgeworn and sunned, slightly marked. Disbound, with all pages loose apart from last page and bfep; edges orange (?were gilt) and slightly worn, no tears. Moderately foxed plus some small marks but plates largely spared. Unpaginated: 2pp adverts, Title and Contents pages, Preface; b&w plates with brief notes to facing page, all printed on one side only.
Of 45 listed plates (including 2 illustrated title pages) 7 are missing (Blackbird, Willow Warbler, Young Cuckoo, Wood Warbler, Stonechat, Redbreast, Tawny Owl).