Published by Printed for B. White in London 1781
SKU: 48970
FIRST EDITION Small 4to. hardback (approx. 23.5 x 19cm) in dark blue buckram library binding, gilt, with blind-embossed coat of arms to upper board. Marbled endpapers and all edges spattered in red. 68pp. Text plus 2pp. Index. Illustrated with 16 fine engraved plates (Numbers III and IV on same page) plus an engraved vignette to title page. Some light offsetting from plates but engravings themselves mainly clean and crisp with just occasional spots of foxing. Plate XV of a Pelecan (sic.) has large closed tear, neatly repaired. Ex. Library with attractive large bookplate to front pastedown and a couple of purple rubber stamps to blanks. Text pages have occasional foxing and handling marks, heavier to prelims. Spine has white library stock number hand-painted at foot. A VERY GOOD COPY.

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