London: E. Grant Richards, 1906-1911. First edition. 5 volumes. Folio. 2 folding maps printed in colors, 2 anatomical diagrams of birds 318 photogravure plates after original drawings by Lilian M. Medland. Original cloth, gilt-lettered on front covers and spines, top edges gilt, others uncut. Spines faded, volume 2 cloth cockled, internally a very fresh and clean set save some occasional pale spotting. Item #400307
Each plate is preceded by a captioned tissue guard. Lillian Medland (1880-1955) illustrated a number of ornithological works-- and was a nurse at Guy's Hospital where Charles Stonham was a surgeon. “A popular account of British birds, with common and technical names and their etymology, discussions of habits and characteristics, and descriptions of each species… the work appeared in 20 parts of about 50 pages and 16 or 17 plates each” (Zimmer, 604-05). Anker, 58. Nissen 898.