General zoology or systematic natural history /
by George Shaw, ... With plates ... engraved principally by Mr. Heath [and afterwards by Mrs. Griffith].
|Main Creator:||Shaw, George, 1751-1813.|
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London : printed for G. Kearsley [by Thomas Davison], 1800-26.
Vols.1-8 by George Shaw; vols.9-14 by James Francis Stephens under the editorship of William Elford Leach.
The plates to vols.1-5 engraved by Charles Heath, vol.6 jointly by Charles Heath and Mrs. Griffith, vol.7-14 by Mrs. Griffiths.
Each volume is in two parts, each with an engraved titlepage (except for vol.14, part 2) and an additional letterpress titlepage; the pagination and registers of second parts continue those of first parts, apart from vols.12-14, whose second parts have separate pagination and registers.
Imprints vary from vol.8 onwards.
Printer's name from additional letterpress.
Between 1800 and 1804 a volume was annually published; vol.6 is dated 1806, vol.7 1809, vol.8 1812, vol.9, part 1 1815, part 2 1816, vol.10 1817, vol.11 1819, vol.12 1824 and vols.13-14 1826.
The engraved titlepage to vol.8 is dated 1812, the additional letterpress titlepage 1811; to vol.13 1825 and 1826 respectively.
Physical description: 14v.,plates ; 8vo