Edwards | Natural history of birds [Gleanings], 1743-1764, 7 volumes
BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108
A natural history of birds [Gleanings of natural history]. London: printed for the author, 1743–1764
7 volumes, 4to (294 x 228mm.), hand coloured engraved additional title in volume 2 of the Natural history, plain engraved portrait of the author in volume 1 of the Gleanings, 4 volumes with lists of subscribers, 362 hand-coloured engraved plates, contemporary red morocco gilt, joints rubbed
A HANDSOME COPY. The publication of Edwards's Natural history and Gleanings is complex, and copies are found in a variety of states. The present set has the complete run of plates numbered 1-362.
Nissen IVB 286-88; Wood, p.329; Zimmer, pp.192-94
John Plumptre, engraved armorial bookplate
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