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HARRIS (T.M). Rev.: A Dictionary of the Natural History of the Bible; or a Description of all the Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects, Tress, Plants, Flowers, Gums, and Precious Stones. UNIQUE COPY IN NINETEENTH CENTURY ARMORIAL BINDING , Printed for T T and J Tegg, No. 73 Cheapside [and others in Glasgow and Dublin], 1833

12mo., text in double-column, with engraved title-vignette and very numerous fine woodcut illustrations in the text; handsomely bound in black full roan, sides with debossed multiple frame border stopped at corners by rosettes all in blind and enclosing Coape crest blocked in gilt, back with four raised bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, gilt edges, gilt doublures, red endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. WITH THE FINE NINETEENTH CENTURY ENGRAVED ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE OF JAMES COAPE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN. Harris's 'Natural History' was first published in 1793. This scarce edition is, we believe, the first issue with the title 'Dictionary'. 'In the present edition of Dr. Harris's valuable work it has been deemed advisable to throw the Appendix into the general alphabet. No other alterations have been made; but some important corrections and copious additions have been introduced, both the in the body of the work and in the notes' (Advertisement following title). A DELIGHTFUL AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE COPY OF AN ELEGANT AND EXTREMELY SCARCE EDITION PRINTED AT THE CHISWICK PRESS. (Book ref. 18939 )  £ 420.00

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