EDWARDS (GEORGE) A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of some other rare and Undescribed Animals [-Gleanings of Natural History], 7 vol.

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EDWARDS (GEORGE)
A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of some other rare and Undescribed Animals [-Gleanings of Natural History], 7 vol.

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EDWARDS (GEORGE)
A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of some other rare and Undescribed Animals [-Gleanings of Natural History], 7 vol., first edition, text in English and French, 362 hand-coloured etched plates, one uncoloured Samojeed plate in volume 2, occasional light browning and spotting, a few plates with slight offsetting, wanting frontispiece and portrait, stain to inner edge of plate 68, small hole in plate 134 (not affecting image), contemporary calf, sides with elaborate gilt- and blind-tooled borders, the outer gilt border composed of 15 various bird and animal tools, gilt panelled spines with animal motifs (rebacked) [Nissen IVB 286-288; Fine Bird Books, p.73; Anker 124, 126], 4to (293 x 230mm.), printed for the author, 1743

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