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Zoography; or, The Beauties of Nature Displayed in select descriptions from animal, and vegetable, with additions from the mineral kingdom. Systematically arranged.
Cadell and Davies, London 1807 - Near Fine. Three Volumes complete. Softening at hinges, minor shelfwear otherwise near fine. Octavo (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Grained calf with decorative blind and gilt tooling and fillets to boards and spine. Five panels with raised bands. Lettering set in red toned second and fourth panels. Fore-edge and endpapers marbled. Neat former owner's signature prelim of Volume I. Volume I: xix, 572 pp plus 25 plates. Volume II: xii, 618 pp plus 20 plates. Volume III: xii, 612 plus 15 plates. An early nineteenth century naturalists' miscellany based on earlier text of Abbe Le Plusche's Spectacle de la Nature, here including sixty elegant aquatinted plates designed and engraved by Mr. William Daniell. Ia a true romantic vision, Daniell renderes his subjects in glorious backgrounds and landscapes, and hereby inspired a taste for the dramatic pathos subsequently witnessed in the naturalist's compositions of John James Audubon a decade later. Contents of the First Volume: Quadrupeds and Birds. Contents of the Second Volume: Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, Crustaceous Animals, Testaceous Animals, Zoophytes. The Third Volume contains Plants and Minerals. ( Wood, Casey. Intro to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology. 635. )
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