London: Printed for C. Ware, 1759. Eleazar Albin. Full Leather. Fair / No Jacket. Item #003728
Stated third edition. Full title: A Natural History of English Song-Birds, and Such of the Foreign as are usually brought over and esteem'd for their Singing. To which are added, Figures of the Cock, Hen and Egg of each Species, copied from Nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin, and curiously engraven on Copper. Also, a particular Account how to order the Canary-Birds in Breeding; likewise their Diseases and Cure. Full leather, dark calf with minor gilt banding along the extremities and 5 raised bands on the spine. 99 pages plus a one page advertisement in the rear. 3 leaves including frontis at the front, plus 1 bird illustrations preceding the first page of the text. 23 illustrations present, including 22 bird plates and a frontis. LACKING one plate. Plates include a sketch of the various birds' eggs. A general look at various English song-birds, describing their attributes, breeding habits, etc. Includes studies of various finches, larks, the robin, wren, yellowhammer, nightingale, etc. In FAIR condition. Front cover DETACHED, with the rear hanging by threads. Mostly minor scuffing to the covers, with a few spots on the front cover, a bit deeper and perhaps the result of worming. Heavy scuffing to the extremities with the leather worn at the corners and head and foot of the spine. Worming present in the leather at the upper compartment at the head of the spine. Some bumping along the extremities. Text block solid with minor general tanning to the pages, and minor scattered foxing and soiling. A few faint dog-ear creases present. Upper right corner of the title page cut away in the shape of a rectangle. Several ownership inscriptions/signatures/stamps present to the first endpaper, frontis, title and introductory page.
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