The Animal World Display'd. Or, the nature and qualities of living creatures described, under the denominations of I. Birds, II. Beasts, III. Fishes, IV. Serpents. In which all the necessary and useful knowledge, contained in the many learned works, written on this subject, in different languages, is familiarly conveyed to the English reader; and the gross errors of ignorant compilers are carefully avoided.

By: Frederick Watson

Price: $680.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


London: R. Baldwin. Very Good. 1755. Full modern brown morocco by F.L. Wood with gilt title to spine & date to foot. Five gilt double-ruled raised bands. Nineteen engraved plates, two of which "Herring Fishery" & "Whale Fishery" are folding. Bottom half of plate 3/page 10 removed (as usual) as was found to be offensive, but represented in facsimile by plate from different (less explicit) edition. An otherwise very nice, clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 16mo ; xii, [i], 283, [v] pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. .

Title: The Animal World Display'd. Or, the nature and qualities of living creatures described, under the denominations of I. Birds, II. Beasts, III. Fishes, IV. Serpents. In which all the necessary and useful knowledge, contained in the many learned works, written on this subject, in different languages, is familiarly conveyed to the English reader; and the gross errors of ignorant compilers are carefully avoided.

Author Name: Frederick Watson

Categories: Natural History,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: London, R. Baldwin: 1755

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3778

Keywords: Natural History, 18th century, Folding plates