New edition, edited with biographical introduction and explanatory index, by Rev. J.G. Wood. ‘With Original Instructions for the perfect preservation of Birds, Etc. For Cabinets of Natural History’. Illustrated with line drawings in the run of the text. Illustrated green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine. Condition: Hinges strained across both sets of end papers. Boards knocked, spine chipped and frayed. Generally rather tired and grubby.