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MORRIS, Francis Orpen, The Rev.
A History of British Birds.

This is Morris' popular work on British Birds. It first appeared in 6 volumes between 1850-1857, and it subsequently went through several editions. The work deals broadly with individual species, their distribution, occurrence, and habits. A highly popular and influential work

Published
London: George Bell & Sons, 1870.
Plates
365
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: George Bell & Sons, 1870.
Ref
55

Second Edition. 6 vols. 26 cm - 8vo. 365 colour plates. Spine title: Morris's British birds. Includes index in v. 6. The publisher's green blind-stamped and pictorial gilt cloth has a decorated spine in gilt. Corners and spines are rubbed and worn in places. The condition is generally reasonable. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Griffon Vulture. 2. Egyptian Vulture. 3. Erne, or Sea Eagle. 4. Golden Eagle. 5. Spotted Eagle. 6. Osprey. 7. Buzzard. 8. Rough-Legged Buzzard. 9. Honey Buzzard. 10. Kite. 11. Swallow-Tailed Kite. 12. Jer-Falcon. 13. Peregrine-Falcon. 14. Hobby. 15. Orange-Legged Hobby. 16. Merlin. 17. Kestrel. 18. Lesser Kestrel. 19. Goshawk. 20. Sparrow-Hawk. 21. Marsh Harrier. 22. Hen Harrier. 23. Montagu's Harrier. 24. Short-Eared Owl. 25. Long-Eared Owl. 26. Eagle Owl. 27. Scops-Eared Owl. 28. Snowy Owl. 29. Tawny Owl. 30. White Owl. 31. Mottled Owl. 32. Little Owl. 33. Tengmalm's Owl. 34. Hawk Owl. 35. Grey Shrike. 36. Red-Legged Shrike. 37. Woodchat. 38. Great Tit. 39. Cole Tit. 40. Crested Tit. 41. Blue Tit. (plate 'tipped in' from a 1st edition) 42. Marsh Tit. 43. Long-Tailed Tit. 44. Bearded Tit. 45. Pied Flycatcher. 46. Red-Breasted Flycatcher. 47. Spotted Flycatcher. 48. Roller. 49. Kingfisher. 50. Belted Kingfisher. 51. Bee-Eater. 52. Hoopoe. 53. Chough 54. Raven. 55. Crow. 56. Hooded Crow. 57. Rook. 58. Jacdaw. 59. Magpie. 60. Nutcracker. Volume 2. 1. Frontispiece. Jay. 2. Waxwing. 3. Nuthatch. 4. Wryneck. 5. Creeper. 6. Black Woodpecker. 7. Green Woodpecker. 8. Great Spotted Woodpecker. 9. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. 10. Hairy Woodpecker. 11. Three-Toed Woodpecker. 12. Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. 13. Great Spotted Cuckoo. 14. Cuckoo. 15. Nightjar. 16. Red-Necked Nightjar. 17. Swift. 18. Alpine Swift. 19. Spine-Tailed Swift. 20. Swallow. 21. Purple Martin. 22. Martin. 23. Sand Martin. 24. Pied Wagtail. 25. White Wagtail. 26. Grey Wagtail. 27. Grey-Headed Wagtail. 28. Yellow Wagtail. 29. Richard's Pipit. 30. Tawny Pipit. 31. Water Pipit. 32. Meadow Pipit. 33. Red-Throated Pipit. 34. Tree Pipit. 35. Rock Pipit. 36. Shore Lark. 37. Short-Toed Lark. 38. Wood Lark. 39. Sky Lark. 40. Crested Lark. 41. Snow Bunting. 42. Lapland Bunting. 43. Bunting. 44. Black-Headed Bunting. 45. Yellow-Hammer. 46. Curl Bunting. 47. Ortolan. 48. Chaffinch. 49. Mountain Finch. 50. Tree Sparrow. 51. Sparrow. 52. Greenfinch. 53. Hawfinch. 54. Goldfinch. 55. Siskin. 56. Linnet. 57. Redpole. 58. Mealy Redpole. 59. Twite. 60. Bullfinch. 61. Pine Crossbeak. Volume 3. 1. Frontispiece. Crossbill. 2. Parrot Crossbill. 3. American White-winged Crossbill. 4. Two-Barred Crossbill. 5. Rose-Coloured Pastor. 6. Starling. 7. Red-Winged Starling. 8. Dipper. 9. Missel Thrush. 10. Fieldfare. 11. Redwing. 12. Thrush. 13. White's Thrush. 14. Gold-Vented Thrush. 15. Rock Thrush. 16. Blackbird. 17. Ring Ouzel. 18. Golden Oriole. 19. Alpine Accentor. 20. Dunnock. 21. Redbreast. 22. Bluebreast. 23. Redstart. 24. Blackstart. 25. Stonechat. 26. Whinchat. 27. Wheatear. 28. Grasshopper Warbler. 29. Savi's Warbler. 30. Sedge Warbler. 31. Reed Warbler. 32. Nightingale. 33. Thrush Nightingale. 34. Great Sedge Warbler. 35. Rufous Sedge Warbler. 36. Blackcap. 37. Orphean Warbler. 38. Garden Warbler. 39. Whitethroat. 40. Lesser Whitethroat. 41. Wood Warbler. 42. Willow Warbler. 43. Melodious Willow Warbler. 44. Chiff Chaff. 45. Dartford Warbler. 46. Wren. 47. Dalmatian Reculus. 48. Goldcrest. 49. Firecrest. 50. Wood Pigeon. 51. Stock Dove. 52. Rock Dove. 53. Turtle Dove. 54. Passenger Pigeon. 55. Pheasant. 56. Capercaillie. Volume 4. 1. Frontispiece. Black Grouse. 2. Red Grouse. 3. Ptarmigan. 4. Sand Grouse. 5. Partridge. 6. Red-Legged Partridge. 7. Barbary Partridge. 8. Virginian Partridge. 9. Quail. 10. Andalusian Quail. 11. Great Bustard. 12. Little Bustard. 13. Macqueen's Bustard. 14. Pratincole. 15. Courser. 16. Great Plover. 17. Golden Plover. 18. Dotterel. 19. Ringed Dotterel. 20. Little Ringed Dotterel. 21. Kentish Dotterel. 22. Grey Plover. 23. Peewit. 24. Turnstone. 25. Sanderling. 26. Oyster-Catcher. 27. Crane. 28. Numidian Crane. 29. Heron. 30. Purple Heron. 31. Great White Heron. 32. Little Egret. 33. Ruff-Backed Heron. 34. Squacco Heron. 35. Night Heron. 36. Bittern. 37. Little Bittern. 38. American Bittern. 39. White Stork. 40. Black Stork. 41. Spoonbill. 42. Ibis. 43. Curlew. 44. Esquimaux Curlew. 45. Whimbrel. 46. Spotted Redshank. 47. Redshank. 48. Green Sandpiper. 49. Wood Sandpiper. 50. Common Sandpiper. 51. Spotted Sandpiper. 52. Greenshank. 53. Avocet. 54. Stilt. 55. Black-Tailed Godwit. 56. Bar-Tailed Godwit. 57. Ruff. 58. Woodcock. 59. Great Snipe. 60. Snipe. 61. Jack Snipe. 62. Sabine's Snipe. 63. Brown Snipe. Volume 5. 1. Frontispiece. Curlew Sandpiper. 2. Knot. 3. Bartram's Sandpiper. 4. Yellow-Shanks. 5. Buff-Breasted Sandpiper. 6. Broad-Billed Sandpiper. 7. Little Stint. 8. Peep. 9. Temminck's Stint. 10. Schinz's Sandpiper. 11. Pectorial Sandpiper. 12. Dunlin. 13. Purple Sandpiper. 14. Land-Rail. 15. Spotted Crake. 16. Little Crake. 17. Baillon's Crake. 18. Water-Rail. 19. Moor-Hen. 20. Coot. 21. Grey Phalarope. 22. Red-Necked Phalarope. 23. Grey-Lag Goose. 24. Bean Goose. 25. Pink-Footed Goose. 26. White-Fronted Goose. 27. Bernicle Goose. 28. Brent Goose. 29. Red-Breasted Goose. 30. Egyptian Goose. 31. Spur-Winged Goose. 32. Canada Goose. 33. Hooper. 34. Bewick's Swan. 35. Mute Swan. 36. Polish Swan. 37. Ruddy Shieldrake. 38. Shieldrake. 39. Shoveler. 40. Gadwail. 41. Pintail. 42. Wild Duck. 43. Garganey. 44. Teal. 45. Wigeon. 46. American Wigeon. 47. Eider Duck. 48. Steller's Western Duck. 49. King Duck. 50. Velvet Scoter. 51. Scoter. 52. Surf Scoter. 53. Red-Crested Whistling Duck. 54. Pochard. 55. Ferrucinous Duck. 56. Scaup. 57. Tufted Duck. 58. Long-Tailed Duck. 59. Harlequin Duck. 60. Golden-Eye. 61. Buffel-Headed Duck. 62. Smew. 63. Hooded Merganser. 64. Red-Breasted Merganser. 65. Goosander. Volume 6. 1. Frontispiece. Great Crested Grebe. 2. Red-Necked Grebe. 3. Dusky Grebe. 4. Eared Grebe. 5. Dabchick. 6. Great Northern Diver. 7. Black-Throated Diver. 8. Red-Throated Diver. 9. Guillemot. 10. Brunnich's Guillemot. 11. Ringed Guillemot. 12. Black Guillemot. 13. Rotche. 14. Puffin. 15. Razor-Bill. 16. Great Auk. 17. Cormorant. 18. Green Cormorant. 19. Gannet. 20. Caspian Tern. 21. Sandwich Tern. 22. Roseate Tern. 23. Common Tern. 24. Arctic Tern. 25. Sooty Tern. 26. Whiskered Tern. 27. Gull-Billed Tern. 28. Swift Tern. 29. Lesser Tern. 30. Black tern. 31. White-Winged Black Tern. 32. Noddy. 33. Sabine's Gull. 34. Ross's Gull. 35. Little Gull. 36. Buonaparte's Gull. 37. Masked Gull. 38. Black-Headed Gull. 39. Laughing Gull. 40. Ivory Gull. 41. Common Gull. 42. Iceland Gull. 43. Lesser Black-Backed Gull. 44. Great Black-Backed Gull. 45. Herring Gull. 46. Glaucous Gull. 47. Kittiwake. 48. Skua. 49. Pomerine Skua. 50. Richardson's Skua. 51. Buffon's Skua. 52. Cinereous Shearwater. 53. Manx Shearwater. 54. Dusky Petrel. 55. Capped Petrel. 56. Fulmar. 57. Bulwer's Petrel. 58. Wilson's Petrel. 59. Leach's Petrel. 60. Stormy Petrel.