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Thomas Pennant

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£350.00

Thomas Pennant

 

British Zoology

 

4th Edition, illustrated with a complete set of engraved plates incl. a fold out sheet of Music (bird song)

 

In four voloumes - Vol. l.  Class l. Quadrupeds  ll.  Birds  Div. l.  Land;  Vol.  ll  Class  ll  Birds  Div.  ll  Water;  Vol. lll.  Class lll  Reptiles.  lV  Fishes;  Vol.  lV   (Published 1777)  Crustacea.  Mollusca.  Testacea.  The Appendix in Vol.  ll includes an article from Philosophical Transaction  Vol. 63  (1773)  on Experiments and Observations on the Singing Birds with a fold out plate of Music entitled 'Compositions of two piping Bullfinches'

 

The title page of Vol. l of this set and the other vols. are signed 'John Edwards' and each volume is profusely annotated and inserted with numerous newspaper and other clippings with articles pertinant to the various sections of each volume.

 

Calf leather bindings with gilt tooled spines (spines slightly worn and cracked, outer top board of Vol. l is detached; outer lower board of Vol. ll detached; outer top board of Vol.  lll spilt at spine but holding; outer top board of Vol. lV detached)

 

Published  London:  William Eyres for Benjamin White, at Horace's Head, Fleet Street, 1776

 

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