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MONTAGU, George.
Ornithological Dictionary; Or, Alphabetical Synopsis of British Birds.

Description:
pp. (ii), xlii, (i) blank, remainder unpaginated. Handcoloured engraved plate by E[liza]. D.; vi, (i) List of Plates, (i) blank, remainder unpaginated [Freeman states 460pp.]. 24 plain engraved plates by Eliza D. Contemporary tree calf, the front board of v.I holding by the cords, the front board of the Supplement volume detached, around 50 leaves in the Supplement with the top corners slightly bumped, the plates offset and some marginal foxing, a few leaves in the main volume heavily foxed, signatures of REVD. R. M. DELAFOSSE, plus the later signature of HENRIETTA ???, 1859, from the library of RICHARD FREEMAN. A most attractive provenance in total [see below].

*FREEMAN #2630. The Reverend Robert Mark Delafosse, Richmond, had a most enviable library - it was sold by Mr. Sotheby, over 4 days, in October, 1819, with over 1000 lots. The above set was lot 602. Sadly, I cannot fully read the signature of its subsequent owner, Henrietta.

For J. White, Fleet Street. London; S. Woolmer. Exeter.

Date Published: 1802-1813. 3 volumes in 2. 8vo.

Stock No. 63447

Price: 385.00

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