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The Natural History of British Quadrupeds


About this Book

3 vol., First Edition, 72 hand-coloured engraved plates in bright, virtually unmarked condition, printed for the Author, 1820.

The original printed boards and paper labels are well-preserved and the spines are neatly restored with most of the original backstrips. A beautiful collector’s set, housed in a brown morocco solander box, spine gilt. Occasional light spotting and minimal soiling present.

Edward Donovan was a prolific naturalist whose fame stemmed out of his phenomenal works on entomology and collecton of natural history specimens. He eventually amassed a beautiful exhibit of birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, and botanical specimens. This 3-volume masterpiece depicts the wild and domesticated quadrupeds found commonly in the British Isles.


Bibliographic Details

Title: The Natural History of British Quadrupeds

Publisher: Printed for Published by the Author, London,1820

Publication Date: 1820

Binding: Original boards

Condition: Very Good

Edition: First


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The Natural History of British Quadrupeds