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[RAY, John] RAII, Joannis.
Synopsis Methodica Avium & Piscium; Opus Posthumum, Quod Vivus recensuit & perfecit ipse insignissimus Author; In quo Multa SPECIES, in ipsius Ornithologia & Ichthyologia desideratas, adjecit : Methodumque suam PISCIUM Naturae magis convenientem reddidit. Cum Appendice, & Iconibus.

pp. (iv), 198, (xx) Index, (ii) Sub-title, 166, (xii) Index, (ii) Advertisements. 2 folding engraved plates of Indian Birds at Fort St. George to front the first part, and 2 folding engraved plates of fish 'Lately Discovered off the Coasts of Cornwal (sic) by Mr. George Iago' to front the second part. Contemporary panelled calf, some scuffing and very slight wear to the spine edges and ends, the two plates of fishes with attachment tears without loss, heraldic book-plate of WILLIAM CONSTABLE FRS, a nice copy.

*SEE : KEYNES #105 - this copy collates as for Keynes including the duplication of leaves T7 and T8 - these are not cancelled but, as described in Keynes, they are slit. The sub-title for the Avium is bound at the end of that book rather than at the beginning as per Keynes; Derham's address, Ad Lectorem, is bound at the front, after the title. WILLIAM CONSTABLE FRS, FSA (172I-9I) of Burton Constable in East Yorkshire inherited the family estate in I747 when it had been established on the flat Holderness plain for over five hundred years. The original house had been at Halsham, many miles to the south-east, but in the I570s the Constables built a new Elizabethan house. Constable began a reconstruction of the garden in the mid-1750s, though he had started on a Hortus Siccus in the early 1740s, adding to it as his garden work progressed.

Gulielmi Innys. London.

Date Published: 1713. 8vo. First edition.

Stock No. 64248

Price: 950.00