WALCOT, John. Synopsis of British Birds. London: W.Justins for the author, to be sold by White & Son [and others], 1789.
2 volumes, 4° (210 x 170mm.). 255 half-page engraved plates by P.Mazell after Walcott, each with letterpress description beneath. Near-contemporary green morocco gilt, g.e. (spines very slightly rubbed).
FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. The plates are grouped by family with each section preceded by a leaf with the families name and a few lines of letterpress description of the characteristics of the family. Zimmer p.660; Nissen 966. (2)