Lot 6
  • 6

Donovan, Edward

6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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  • Donovan, Edward
  • A collection of 5 works, uniformly bound in 20 volumes, comprising:
  • paper
The Natural History of British Birds. London: for the author, 1794-1818, 10 volumes bound in 5, 244 hand-coloured engraved plates, [Nissen IVB 257]

The Natural History of British Fishes. London: for the author, 1802-1808, 5 volumes bound in 3, 120 hand-coloured engraved plates [Nissen ZBI 1141]

The Natural History of British Shells. London, for the author, 1804-1803, 5 volumes bound in 3, 72 hand-coloured engraved plates, [Nissen ZBI 1147]

A Natural History of British Insects. London: for the author, 1804-1813, 16 volumes bound in 8, 576 hand-coloured engraved plates, [Nissen ZBI 1142]

The Natural History of British Quadrupeds. London: for the author, 1820, 3 volumes bound in 1, hand-coloured engraved plates, [Nissen ZBI 1146]

Together 20 volumes, 8vo (222 x 132mm.), uniform contemporary calf, covers with borders in gilt and blind, spines gilt with green morocco labels, bookplate of Miss Ridge, St Lawrence, a few plates browned, some light rubbing and wear to bindings