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    [John T. Beer]. [Thomas Pennant]. History of Quadrupeds. London: Printed for B. & J. White, 1793. Third edition. One fore-edge painting to each volume by John T. Beer, Volume I depicting "Caracal (Black-eared Cat)" and Volume II depicting, "Jerboa. The Cape Kangaroo," both after illustrations in the text and signed in the lower right corner, circa late 19th century. Two volumes. Quarto. 306; 327 pages. Profusely illustrated, each plate in two states; engraved titles pages to each volume. Contemporary red straight grain morocco decorated in gilt, spine decorated in gilt, decorative gilt roll to edges. Corners bumped and rubbed, moderate edgewear, joints starting, spine darkened, somewhat rubbed and worn, dampstaining to upper board of Volume I. Inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, hinges reinforced, bookplate of R. W. Chiswell Esq. to front pastedowns, bookplate of John T. Beer to front free endpapers recto, ink fore-edge label to rear free endpaper recto, pencil notations. Offsetting, unevenly foxed. Very good with charming and finely-detailed, though somewhat dulled, fore-edge paintings.

    R. W. Chiswell (no date) - John T. Beer (no date) - Swann Galleries (1987, Volume I only) - Randall J. Moskovitz (no date).

    ESTC T101486. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee

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