Book Description

Montagu (George). Ornithological Dictionary; or, Alphabetical Synopsis of British Birds, 3 volumes including Supplement, London: printed for J. White by T. Bensley, 1802-1813, half-title not present, hand-coloured frontispiece to volume 1, 24 uncoloured engraved plates (in the Supplement), list of plates and errata leaf to Supplement (with advertisement to verso), occasional light spotting and some light offsetting from plates to facing leaf of text in the third volume, top edge gilt, ink stains on page ends of Montagu Supplement, contemporary gilt-decorated dark brown half morocco (by Hatchards), joints rubbed, 8vo (Quantity: 3) Freeman 2630; Mullens & Swann p. 410; Wood p. 470; Zimmer pp. 441-2 ('An exceedingly useful publication'). 'Montagu is recognized as the father of British ornithology through his papers and the Ornithological Dictionary (1802) and supplement (1813) in which he established scrupulous standards for observation and description' Despite ink stain an handsome set.
Author George Montagu
Date 1802
Binding Hard
Publisher J. White by T. Bensley
Condition Near Fine

Price: £475.00

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