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John Ray (1627-1705)
The Ornithology of Francis Willughby
A.C. for John Martyn (printer to the Royal Society), 1678. AUTHOR John Ray (1627-1705) TITLE The Ornithology of Francis Willughby PLACE OF PUBLICATION London PUBLISHER A.C. for John Martyn (printer to the Royal Society) PUBLICATION DATE 1678, First English Edition (published 2 years after the Latin edition) FORMAT Hardback PAGINATION [12], 441, [6] DIMENSIONS OF TEXT-BLOCK height 36.4 cm x width 23.2 cm DIMENSIONS OF BINDING height 37.5 cm x width 24 cm DESCRIPTION : Bound in old leather boards, nicely rebacked in modern leather. Illustrated with 80 (2 unnumbered, I-LXXVIII) plates and 2 tables; also 2 additional engravings added verso of plate XLIII . Expanded on the earlier edition to include fowling. Divided into the following sections : Preface Of birds in general Of land-fowl Of water-fowl Of the art of fowling Of the ordering of singing birds Of falconry Described by Isaac Newton as the foundation of scientific ornithology. Provenance : 1702 Henry Lord Colerane armorial bookplate verso of title David R. Russell bookplate on flyleaf David R. Russell (1935-2018), builder and collector of ornithology books CONDITION GRADE : Very Good Corners worn. Undulation. Foxing to first 4 leaves of text. BOOK CONDITIONI try to list every fault that a book has, and grade it accordingly. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONPostage Reduced postage is available for most items purchased at a similar time. Items will usually be despatched the next weekday after receiving payment. First class is usually delivered next working day, second class within 3 working days. Overseas Postage Postage to Europe an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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