A New Dictionary of Natural History;
or, compleat universal display of animated nature.
London, Printed for Harrison & Co., 1785
First edition; 2 vols. bound as one; folio (38 x 24 cm); titles in red and black, 100 hand-coloured engraved plates, most with tissue-guards, 2H1 vol. 1 bound back-to-front, 2E1 vol. 2 with marginal tear just extending into design, inscription in pen to front free endpaper verso; scattered spotting, contemporary diced calf, rebacked retaining original backstrip, a little rubbed, bumping to corners and extremities, inner hinges strengthened with tape, all edges gilt, a very good copy.
We offer secure and express delivery on all local and international orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website.
Shapero Rare Books is an internationally renowned dealer in antiquarian & rare books and works on paper.
Our Bookshop and Gallery can be found in the heart of Mayfair at 106 New Bond Street, where most of our stock is available to view and on public display.
We exhibit at major international art fairs, including TEFAF (Maastricht and New York), Frieze Masters, Art Miami and Masterpiece London, as well as antiquarian & rare books fairs including New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong.