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Published - G. Kearsley
Eighteen volumes - Volumes One to Eight (bound in sixteen volumes) and Shaw's Zoological Lectures (Two volumes). Uniform full straight-grain morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume and sub-title to fifth, the remaining panels with gilt central quadrilobe and leafy stem oblong device, covers framed with semi-circle roll in blind bordered with a gilt double fillet, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Spines very slightly dulled, some minor rubbing to extremities, slight scrapes to a few covers, small chip to head of volume three part two. Internally lightly browned with some very light foxing, some offsetting from plates, but generally fairly clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown of volume one. Additional engraved title to each volume and all plates called for. Encompassing Mammalia (volumes one and two), Amphibia (volume three), Pisces (volumes four and five), Insecta (volume six) and Birds (volumes seven and eight). The complete work as issued by Shaw, but excluding the continuation volumes (nine to fourteen) on birds by J.F. Stephens which were issued after Shaw's death. An attractive set