Nests and Eggs of Familiar Birds, described and illustrated, with an account of the haunts and habits of the feathered architects, and their times and modes of building. By Henry Gardiner Adams (H. G. Adams), author of 'favorite song birds,' 'beautiful butterflies,' 'humming birds,' 'beautiful shells,' etc. Illustrated with sixteen coloured plates. Published 1876 by Groombridge & Sons.
Blue boards, with embossed detailing on the front and embossed gilt lettering on the front board and spine. All edges gilt.
Condition is good, with moderate bumping to the corners, the spine has suffered notable shelfwear at both the top and bottom, and bears a crease down the middle of the spine. On the FFEP and the rear FEP there is a pink pasted in page that is roughly cut from the board (please see pictures), on the FFEP there is a slip from the Stratford-on-Avon parochial library, denoting the book as ex-library. The pages prior to the title page are coming slightly loose from the binding, however still hold very firm. There are several light non-obstructive annotations on the title page, as well as on several of the illustrated pages. One of the illustrated pages has been re-attached.