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    Over 100 Hand-Colored Engravings of Birds

    John Latham. A General Synopsis of Birds. In three volumes. Volume I: London: Benjamin White, 1781. Volume II & III: London: Leigh & Sotheby, 1783, 1785. First edition. Three octavo volumes. vi, 788, [34]; 808, [38]; 628, [44], 298, [15]. Volume II bound with the first supplement, dated 1787. 119 hand-color plates, plus seven hand-colored frontispieces. Modern binding of brown buckram over boards. Gilt lettering to spines. Scattered moderate foxing throughout. Shadow offset to most pages facing the prints. Slight staining to the fore-edge of Volume III. Near fine.

    Freeman 2175. Sitwell, p. 114.

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