A natural history of uncommon birds, and of some other rare and undescribed animals, quadrupeds, fishes, reptiles, insects, &c., exhibited in two hundred and ten copper-plates, from designs copied immediately from nature, and curiously coloured after life, with a full and accurate description of each figure, to which is added A brief and general idea of drawing and painting in water-colours ; with instructions for etching on copper with aqua fortis ; likewise some thoughts on the passage of birds ; and additions to many subjects described in this work /
by George Edwards.
|Main Creator:||Edwards, George, 1694-1773.|
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London : Printed for the author, at the College of Physicians in Warwick-Lane, -1751.
Issued in parts.
Paged continuously: v.1: 2 p., |., xx, 52 p.; v.2: iv, 53-105 p. [app. -128 p.]; v.3: 2 p., |., 106-157 p.; v.4: 4 p., |., 158-248 p.
Added engraved t.p.: Georgii Edvardi Ornithologia nova (v.1).
Title pages for v. 2-4 read, with minor changes: A natural history of birds. The most of which have not been figured or described.
Description in French with separate t.p. and pagination at end of each volume.
Bound up with Part I, are "Some memoirs of the life and works of G. Edwards" (with addenda)[by James Robson], also "A catalogue of the birds, beasts, fishes, etc. By Sir C. Linnaeus, "each with sep. tp., pr. by J. Robson, 1776.
Physical description: 4 v. (248 p.), 210 col. plates : ill., map ; 30 cm. (4to)
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