3 December 2010
DONOVAN, Edward (1768-1837). The Naturalist's Repository or monthly miscellany of Exotic Natural History, exhibiting rare and beautiful Specimens of foreign Birds, Insects, Shells, Quadrupeds, Fishes, and Marine Productions. London: for the author and W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1834.
5 volumes, 8o (248 x 153 mm), 180 hand-colored engraved plates (tiny library stamp to blank portion of each plate). Contemporary cloth (some hinges cracked, plates in vol. 5 becoming loose). Provenance: Mercantile Library New York (old stamps on titles and plates).
FIRST EDITION, second issue with the 1834 title-pages (originally issued in parts from 1823 to 1827), 180 hand-colored engraved plates by and after Donovan, 4pp. "Advertisement" dated Lambeth 1823 at front after title of vol. 1. Ayer/Zimmer 176; Ellis/Mengel 701; Fine Bird Books, p. 72; McGill/Wood, p. 323; Nissen IVB 259. (5)
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