THOMPSON, Wm. Esq. The Natural History of Ireland. Birds, comprising the orders Raptores, Insessores, Rasores, Grallatores, Natatores and Mamalia, Reptiles, Fishes and also Invertebrata. Four volumes

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blankTHOMPSON, Wm. Esq. The Natural History of Ireland. Birds, comprising the orders Raptores, Insessores, Rasores, Grallatores, Natatores and Mamalia, Reptiles, Fishes and also Invertebrata. Four volumes. Portrait frontispiece to volume four. London: Reeve, Benham and Reeve, 1849-1856. Demy octavo. pp. (1) xx, 434, 1, (2) xi, 346, (3) vii, 491, 1, (4) xxxii, 516. Original blind-stamped olive green cloth, titled in gilt. Spines evenly faded, mild staining to covers, a few nicks to spines. A very good set. Complete sets are exceedingly rare. The eldest son of a Belfast linen merchant, William Thompson was born in 1805. While apprenticed to the linen industry he cultivated his interest in birds, business however did not appeal to him and after a few years he devoted his life to zoology. He contributed many articles to the Belfast Natural Society and other scientific journals. A year before his untimely death he had published three volumes of his ‘Natural History of Ireland’, dealing with birds. The manuscript of the fourth volume pertaining to the remaining vertebrates and all the invertebrates was published in 1856 by J.R. Garrett and Robert Patterson. William Thompson was one of the foremost naturalists that Belfast has produced.

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