A CONCISE ABRIDGEMENT OF NATURAL HISTORY, in five volumes. Consisting of the following Subjects. Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, &C, Insects, Trees and Flowers, &c &c. Volume IV [Insects.]. For the Juvenile; or, Child’s Library.
London: Printed and Sold by John Marshall, No. 4 Aldermary Church-Yard, Bow-Lane, Cheapside, No date [circa 1800]. 68, [2 ad’s] pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 38 engravings of birds, plus some wood-engraved tailpieces. Original paper-covered pink boards with a shaped paper title label to the upper panel. 95 x 80 mm. Spine expertly repaired; lacks shaped label to the lower panel; else a very good copy. The Juvenile, or Child’s Library, was issued in 1800 by John Marshall. It comprised 19 volumes plus a blank Memorandum Book, all housed in a wood box designed to resemble a book-case with glazed doors and drawers below. The five volumes of Natural history are reprints of George Riley’s THE BEAUTIES OF THE CREATION; or, A New Moral System of Natural History; Displayed in the most singular, curious, and beautiful, Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Trees, and Flowers: Designed to inspire Youth with Humanity towards the Brute Creation, and bring them early acquainted with the wonderful Works of the Divine Creation, first published circa 1790.