A Natural History of Birds. [with] A Natural Hstory of English Insects.
I (Birds). First edition, second issue with later title-pages, 3 vols; 4to; 306 hand-coloured copper engraved plates. II (Insects) Fifth edition, title page, dedication, [4pp] preface, 100 copper plates with original hand colour, each with descriptive text, (unnumbered) each plate numbered. Offsetting from plates to text (stronger in Insects), occasional light foxing and browning (again a little more so in Insects), contemporary green straight-grain morocco gilt by Kalthoeber with his ticket, all edges gilt, light rubbing to joints, a fine set.
Birds: Anker, 4 & 5; Jackson, Bird etchings pp 65-75; Mullens & Swann p8; Nissen IVB, 14. Insects: Lisney 123; Nissen 58.