BROWN, PETER. FL. 1776.
New Illustrations of Zoology, containing ... New, Curious, and Non-Descript Birds, with a Few Quadrupeds, Reptiles and Insects./Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie [etc]. London: B. White, 1776.
4to (284 x 220 mm). , 136 pp. 50 hand-colored engravings. Letterpress title pages in English and French, text in English and French. Full period calf, rebacked and refurbished with original spine laid down, gilt spine and dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges. Faint offsetting from a few plates, small dampstain to blank bottom margin of six leaves, some rubbing and a few scuffs to binding.
FIRST EDITION. Featuring 42 hand-colored bird engravings, 5 mammals, 1 tortoise, and 2 entomological plates. Nissen 151; Sitwell p 82.