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The British Museum; or elegant repository of Natural History Vol III Fishes & Insects by William Holloway - 1st Edition - 1806 - from E C Books and

The British Museum; or elegant repository of Natural History Vol III Fishes & Insects

by William Holloway

Condition: Very Good/N

London : J Johnson , 1806 A very good copy of Vol III of this scarce work by William Holloway, in full leather binding with contemporary blind stamped boards and newer spine. The British Museum .. was issued in 4 volumes and this volume is complete in itself, and covers fish and insects. It contains a colour frontispiece and 22 further hand coloured plates of fish, and 10 hand coloured plates of insects. It lacks the engraved title page and, according to the copy held by Harvard University, lacks the plate of a swallow tail. We have not been able to find consistent collations of this work. The binding is in very good clean condition with light wear and scuffing to the boards. There is an armorial bookplate with the name Haughton and the motto 'maigre le fort' to the front pastedown. There is the signature of James Haughton dated 1810 to the title, together with a part signature - Heard - dated 1884. Contents: frontispiece, title, contents list pp vi; fish - text 1-143 with 22 plates; insects pp 145-216 (the end) with 10 plates. The contents generally clean with well coloured plates. There is occasional light marking - most obvious at pp 39-41.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032669
  • Title: The British Museum; or elegant repository of Natural History Vol III Fishes & Insects
  • Author: William Holloway
  • Format/binding: Full-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J Johnson
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1806
  • Keywords: fish; marine life; entomology; insects; early nineteenth century natural history; william holloway; james haughton 1810
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; Freshwater and Marine Life, including fish and fishing; Entomology/Insects;
  • Subjects: NATURE / Marine Life;
  • Size: 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall


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