Albin (Eleazar)
Lot 288
Albin (Eleazar)
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Albin (Eleazar)
The Natural History of Birds, 3 volumes including Supplement, second edition, 306 hand-coloured etched plates, list of subscribers in each volume, volume 2 with short tears repaired (plates 17 and 18), piece torn from outer margin of plate 63 and long tear repaired in plate 78, volume 3 with tears repaired at plates 22, 31 and 71, some offsetting onto plates and text, some plates trimmed to plate line catching image in a few cases, contemporary mottled calf-gilt, rebacked, 4to (290 by 225mm.), London, W. Innys & R. Manby, 1738-1740

Footnotes

  • This was the first English bird book to be entirely illustrated with hand-coloured plates. Two volumes were devoted to British Birds, the third volume including more foreign species.

    References: Nissen IVB 15; Fine Bird Books, p.54; Anker 4 & 5; Wood, p.184; Zimmer, p.3.
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