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The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated.

Bennett, E.T., ed.

  • Publication details - London: Printed by C. Whittingham... Published by Thomas Tegg... and N. Hailes [vol. 2:] By John Sharpe
  • Date - 1830

£150

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Description:

FIRST EDITION, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xii, 308; viii, 328. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spines divided by raised bands, black morocco labels, other compartments with central gilt tools and gilt cornerpieces, the bottom compartments with gilt initials ‘G.T.’, edges sprinkled red. Extremities lightly rubbed. Ownership inscription of George Taylor to half-title in each vol. (crossed out in vol. 2), bequest label to front pastedowns.


Notes:

A nice copy of the first illustrated catalogue of the animals held by the London Zoological Society, with numerous woodcuts by William Harvey within the text depicting the species described, drawn from the actual specimens. The first volume is Quadrupeds and the second Birds.

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