Naturalist's Pocket Magazine: or Compleat Cabinet of the Curiosities and Beauties of Nature
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About This Item
With 352 hand-coloured engraved plates (of 360).
Incomplete set of this rare handy pocket-sized edition of 18th century natural history describing many newly discovered species.
Text and plates copied from accounts published by Count Buffon, George Edwards, George Shaw, James Bruce, Thomas Pennant, Maria Sybilla Merian and others.
Includes the extinct dodo and sukotyro, endangered animals and birds (Siau Island tarsier, white rhinoceros, polar bear, Indian bustard, great green macaw, wild water buffalo, banded cotinga, Russian mink, African grey parrot).
Also notable for the early images of plants and animals discovered in New South Wales, Australia (short-beaked echidna, kangaroo, black swan, eastern quoll, waratah, Banksia, etc.).
Half contemporary calf with red and black morocco gilt spine labels, marbled boards scuffed, front board off Vol. VI. Some plates loose or trimmed, foxing and finger-marks to text and plates.
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- Florilegius (JP)
- Bookseller's Inventory #
- Naturalist's Pocket Magazine
- Half calf with red and black morocco gilt spine labels
- Book Condition
- Used - Good-
- Jacket Condition
- Quantity Available
- Harrison, Cluse and Co.
- Place of Publication
- Date Published
- Duodecimo, 15 x 9cm
- illustrated, science, zoology, botany, natural history
- Bookseller catalogs
- Natural History;
- May be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.
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