THE NATURAL HISTORY OF FISHES, and of reptiles, Insects, Waters, Earths, Fossils, Minerals, and Vegetables, compiled from the best authorities, and illustrated by a great variety of copper plates, comprising near one hundred figures, accurately drawn from Nature, and beautifully engraved.
London: E. Newbery, 1795. viii, 208 pages. 40 engraved leaves of plates. Original green sheep-backed marbled paper boards; printed paper label to spine. 137 x 91 mm. First edition. Binding worn and spine cracked; lacks front endpaper; few ink smudges; else a very good copy of a scarce title, one of series of natural history work by this author. Roscoe J194 (2) Roscoe believes there to be an edition of 1793, but this seems highly unlikely, and this, the edition of 1795, is in fact the true first edition.