Lot 2
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ALBIN, A NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS, 1731-1734

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15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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Description

  • A natural history of birds. London: printed for the author, 1731-1734
FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, 4to (285 x 225mm.), dedication, list of subscribers, 306 hand-coloured engraved plates, contemporary mottled calf gilt

Literature

Fine Bird Books, p.54; Nissen IVB 14

Condition

Fine Bird Books, p. 54; Nissen IVB 14
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Catalogue Note

AN ATTRACTIVE COPY OF THE FIRST BRITISH BIRD BOOK WITH COLOURED PLATES. The first two volumes were concerned mainly with British birds, while the third volume included more foreign species.
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