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104: Hughes' Natural History of Barbados 1750

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Description

Title: The Natural History of Barbados. In Ten Books
Author: Hughes, Griffith
Description: [16], vii, [1], 314, [20] pp. With 30 copper-engraved plates; folding copper-engraved map hand-colored in outline; decorative initials, head & tailpieces. (folio) 13x9, modern half calf & boards, morocco spine label, raised bands. First Edition.Sabin notes that the work "is handsomely printed, and the plates are finely executed from drawings by Ehret," but does quote an article on the book in the "Monthly Review" which declares the book "of no value to the naturalist." Still, a fascinating overview of the many plants and animals to be found on Barbados in the 18th century. Nissen 950; Sabin 33582. Provenance: A Northern California private collector.
Heading: Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed for the Author
Date Published: 1750

Condition

Some shelf wear; 1 plate coming detached; very good or better.
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Estimate $1,000 – $1,500
Starting Bid $500
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