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    George Edwards. A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals. London: Printed for the author at the Royal College of Physicians, 1743. First edition. Part I only (of four parts). Quarto (12 x 9.25 inches; 304.8 x 234.9 mm). xx, 52 pages. Lacks frontispiece. 52 hand-colored copper engravings. Full calf binding by Root and Son. Titles and decoration stamped in gilt in compartments between five raised spine bands. Boards with twin gilt border rules and rosette corner devices. Marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Modest wear along the edges of the boards and joints with some trivial spotting to the spine; moderate to heavy offsetting from the plates to the facing pages of text, otherwise very good.

    [Together and uniformly bound with:] Gleanings of Natural History, Exhibiting Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Insects, & etc. London: Printed for the author at the Royal College of Physicians, 1760. First edition. Part II only (of 3). Quarto (12 x 9.25 inches; 304.8 x 234.9 mm). xxxv, 109-220 pages. 50 hand-colored engraved plates. Full calf binding by Root and Son. Titles and decoration stamped in gilt in compartments between five raised spine bands. Boards with twin gilt border rules and rosette corner devices. Marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Modest wear along the edges of the boards and joints with some trivial spotting to the spine; moderate to heavy offsetting from the plates to the facing pages of text, otherwise very good.


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