A most attractive set in a fine contemporary binding. Edited by the Scottish author, printer and natural historian, William Smellie, the present work proved a great success and was still being reprinted as late as 1866. For the purpose of providing the translation, Smellie taught himself French.
9 volumes, 8vo., 308 copper engraved plates, 7 folding plates, 2 maps, contemporary calf , red and green morocco labels, a fine set.
Provenannce; Sir Richard Johnstone (armorial bookplate).
Nissen ZBI 718.
Stock ID: 85593