Fourth edition. Vol. I (1776): Class I. Quadrupeds, Class II. Birds; Vol. II (1776): Class II. Division II. Water-Fowl. With an Appendix; Vol. III (1776): Class III. Reptiles, Class IV. Fish; Vol. IV (1777): Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. Vols I-III with letterpress and engraved titles, Vol. 4 with engraved title only. Plates numbered, I-CIII, I-IX; I-LXXIII, XII*; I-XCIII, IXA; un-numbered folding plate 'Compositions for two piping Bullfinches'. In this set, two plates in Vol. I (VII & XXXV) are hand coloured, as well as the vignette to the engraved title. Nissen IVB, 710. 
xxiii, [v], 418; [vi], -786; [vi], 425, ; viii, , 154 pp., 3 engraved titles (1 with hand-col vignette), 280 engraved plates (2 hand-col, 3 folding), 1 folding musical composition, 4 vols, 8vo, cont. full tree calf, rubbed, scuffed, some wear; rebacked preserving orig. spines, gilt tooling leather title-pieces (one replaced); two hinges reinforced with paper strip. Occasional foxing, spotting or offsetting, one plate with a short closed tear (not affecting printed image); the musical plate is torn along one fold. A good set.
Author PENNANT, THOMAS
Publisher Printed by William Eyres, for Benjamin White: Warrington & London
Offered by Pemberley Books