A DESCRIPTION OF ABOVE THREE HUNDRED ANIMALS, viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, and Insects. With a particular Account of the Manner of Catching Whales in Greenland. Extracted from the best authors, and adapted to the use of all capacities. Illustrated with copper-plates: Whereon is curiously Engraven every Beast, Bird, Fish, Serpent, and Insect, described in the whole book.
Glasgow: J. & M. Robertson, 1794. Engraved frontispiece. 8; 210 pages, as numbered, but the book actually has 112 pages of letterpress text, and 98 plates which are numbered as leaves and included in the pagination. Complete with all the engraved plates, including the folding plate of the ‘Greenland Whale Fishery.’ Bound in recent quarter calf gilt over marbled boards. 198 x 122 mm. First published in 1730, this copy is probably about the twelfth edition. Untrimmed; with many of the plates being of significantly smaller size than the letterpress leaves. Some corners turned; the occasional small mark; else a very good copy. .