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History of Singing Birds containing an exact description of their Habits and Customs and their manner of constructing their nests. Their times of incubation with the peculiar excellences of their several Songs, The method of rearing them in cages And the preparation and choice of their Food. Also the disorders they are subject to with the mode of treatment, Including the History and Management of Canary Birds by Count de Buffon - Hardcover - from E C Books (SKU: 030899)

History of Singing Birds containing an exact description of their Habits and Customs and their manner of constructing their nests. Their times of incubation with the peculiar excellences of their several Songs, The method of rearing them in cages And the preparation and choice of their Food. Also the disorders they are subject to with the mode of treatment, Including the History and Management of Canary Birds

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History of Singing Birds containing an exact description of their Habits and Customs and their manner of constructing their nests. Their times of incubation with the peculiar excellences of their several Songs, The method of rearing them in cages And the preparation and choice of their Food. Also the disorders they are subject to with the mode of treatment, Including the History and Management of Canary Birds

by Count de Buffon

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  • hardcover
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EDINBURGH: Sylvester Doig at the Royal Exchange A rare english translation of this work first published in France in 1778. There is no date on the title page but there is an inscription dated 1793. With 2 title pages, an advertisement, contents listing and instructions to the binder, and text with 24 copper engraved plates. There is a section on each bird and a plate usually illustrating male and female forms bound with it. Bound in full leather with a gilt crest on the front board. The binding requires repair with wear at joints, corners and edges - the front board is becoming detached. There is a small signature on the front paste-down endpaper which is not very clear - but may be a Mr Hay. Whoever this was, he has added notes in ink to the preliminaries and sometimes to the backs of plates. These contain detailed descriptions of the favourite foods of many of the birds - for example skylarks (a penchant for spiders - 'good for them particularly if they are not well'). The two title pages are detached but the remainder of the book is sound and complete. There is a little browning and spotting - but apart from the ink annotations - the book is very clean. A rare and interesting work.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
030899
Title
History of Singing Birds containing an exact description of their Habits and Customs and their manner of constructing their nests. Their times of incubation with the peculiar excellences of their several Songs, The method of rearing them in cages And the preparation and choice of their Food. Also the disorders they are subject to with the mode of treatment, Including the History and Management of Canary Birds
Author
Count de Buffon
Illustrator
Robert Kirlwood
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Sylvester Doig at the Royal Exchange
Place of Publication
EDINBURGH
Keywords
Canary birds; singing birds; count buffon,
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; birds;
Size
16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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