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MARTYN, W.F.
A New Dictionary of Natural Sciences; or, compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured.
London, Harrisson, 1785. Folio (360 x 235mm), With 71 (of 100) fine hand-coloured engraved plates and a number of text pages lacking. Worn contemporary calf.

An incomplete copy of a very attractively illustrated zoological encyclopaedia. "One of the earliest surveys in alphabetical order of natural history as it was known at the time. Following the example of Diderot's 'Encyclop├ędie', alphabetical compilations of this kind were produced everywhere, with more or less competence and skill. ... The plates by Moses Harris (1730-1787/89) deserve particular attention. Together with Dru Drury, he was one of the founder members of the Aurelians, a London society of butterfly collectors, and he was held in high esteem by members of the society as a collector, a draughtsman and an engraver" (Nissen, Bestiaries p. 73). One plate damaged. Nissen ZBI, 2729.
 


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