London, South Kensington
20 October 2000
BROWN, Peter. New Illustrations of Zoology, containing fifty coloured plates of new, curious, and non-descript birds, with a few quadrupeds, reptiles and insects. Together with a Short and Scientific Description of the Same , London: for B. White, 1776 [some plates dated 1775]. 4° (305 x 250mm.), text in English and French, 50 hand-coloured engraved plates by Peter Brown (slight dampstaining to margin of plate XXV, occasional marginal browning not affecting images), contemporary calf (worn). FIRST EDITION. Anker 72; Nissen IVB 151; Sitwell Fine Bird Books 1700-1900 p. 62; Zimmer p. 101.
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