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Zoological Illustrations,

or original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals, selected chiefly from the classes of ornithology, entomology, and conchology, and arranged on the principles of Cuvier and other modern zoologists.

Stock Code 109264

London, Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy, 1820-23 & 1829-33.

Original price $16,110.00 - Original price $16,110.00
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$16,110.00
$16,110.00 - $16,110.00
Current price $16,110.00
[ornithology] first bird book with lithograph plates. A handsome set of Swainson, the first bird book and one of earliest natural history works to be illustrated with lithograph plates. The author's extensive travels in Brazil, round the Mediterranean and Europe are all reflected in the choice of subjects (covering ornithology, conchology and entomology) for this work, which included many new or very rare species.

With provenance for William Henry Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, a Liberal politician, and the second son of the sixth Earl Fitzwilliam.

First edition; 6 vols (first & second series); 8vo; 318 lithograph plates (all but one hand-coloured) contemporary green half morocco gilt, marbled boards, all edges gilt, bindings lightly rubbed, a very good complete copy.

Fine Bird Books, p. 110 (incorrectly calling for 198 plates in vol. 1); Nissen IVB, 911; Wood, p. 588; Zimmer, pp. 612-614.
Provenance

Provenance: William Henry Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (21st birthday gift inscription, dated 1861, from his brothers and sisters).

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