A PRESENT FOR THE YOUNG CURIOUS.
London: Harvey and Darton, No date [circa 1820's- 30's?]. 72 pages. Illustrated with 24 engraved plates, dated 1815, of which two are full-page, the remainder bearing two images per page. Contemporary cloth gilt. 14.5 x 9.5 cm. Gift and ownerships inscriptions and stamps on endpapers; erased pencilled date of 1824 at foot of title; one signature a little proud; paper label with manuscript title on upper board; else a very good copy. Darton G780., but not that edition, his example having a longer title. The first edition was issued in 1824, the plates having been acquired from the publisher Nathaniel Hailes in whose 2nd edition of John Rippingham's Natural history according the Linnaean system they had previously appeared.