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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 345

    SHAW, George (1751-1813). General Zoology or Systematic Natural History. London: Thomas Davison for G. Kearsley, 1800-1819. Volumes I-III, V, VII-XI only (of 14), 8° (217 x 134mm). Aprox. 780 plain engraved plates by Heath and Griffith (some light offsetting, otherwise generally clean). Contemporary diced russia, spines gilt (worn, spines chipped, tail of spine to vol. one defective). FIRST EDITION. The work was begun by George Shaw, keeper of the natural history section of the British Museum from 1807, and completed by Stephens after Shaw's death following the publication of volume VIII in 1812. It covers mammals, amphibians, fish and birds. BM(NH) 1911; Freeman p.312; Nissen IVB 870; Mullens & Swann p. 530; Zimmer II, 586. With one other work relating to English history. The lot sold not subject to return. (17)

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    Estimate

    SHAW, George (1751-1813). General Zoology or Systematic Natural History. London: Thomas Davison for G. Kearsley, 1800-1819. Volumes I-III, V, VII-XI only (of 14), 8° (217 x 134mm). Aprox. 780 plain engraved plates by Heath and Griffith (some light offsetting, otherwise generally clean). Contemporary diced russia, spines gilt (worn, spines chipped, tail of spine to vol. one defective). FIRST EDITION. The work was begun by George Shaw, keeper of the natural history section of the British Museum from 1807, and completed by Stephens after Shaw's death following the publication of volume VIII in 1812. It covers mammals, amphibians, fish and birds. BM(NH) 1911; Freeman p.312; Nissen IVB 870; Mullens & Swann p. 530; Zimmer II, 586. With one other work relating to English history. The lot sold not subject to return. (17)


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