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Natural History for Children: being a Familiar Account of the most remarkable quadrupeds, birds, insects, fishes and reptiles, trees and plants. With plates and numerous cuts. In five vols. Vol. II. Birds First edition. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster-row, and N. Hailes, Piccadilly. 1819. 12mo. Half title, Engraved frontispiece by J. Shury. Title. (2), 151, (1 adverts) pp. Over 50 woodcuts. Full contemporary tree calf. Spine in six compartments divided by double gilt rules. Leather label, gilt lettering. All edges sprinkled red. Bettison's Cheltenham bookseller's plate to fep. Signed Ellen Mary and Sarah Maria Seton Karr to ffep. Short detachment of title and contents to upper edge. Offsetting from frontispiece to title. Upper joint cracking but firm. Rubbing and wear to extremities. Each volume complete in itself. Extremely rare. One copy recorded - in the British Library. John Shury Engraver and print maker (1788-)
Author Anon
Date 1819
Binding Contemporary full tree calf
Publisher Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster-row, and N. Hailes, Piccadilly
Illustrator John Shury
Pages (2), 151, (1)pp

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