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BOOKS: Martyn 1785 Dictionary of Natural History

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BOOKS: Martyn 1785 Dictionary of Natural History, William Frederic Martyn. A New Dictionary of Natural History; or, Compleat Universal Display of Animated Nature. with Accurate Representations of the Most Curious and Beautiful Animals, Elegantly Coloured. Harrison and Co., London. 1785. Complete in two volumes bound together as one. Hardcover. 9 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches. vi + A-Z not numbered + 98 colored engravings (of 100 called for).

Provenance: Property from the Collection of Charles E. Sigety

Notes/Literature: The late Charles E. Sigety was a renowned collector of Americana, ranging from examples of Norman Rockwell to important historic documents. A selection of his collection was sold at Christie's New York in 2016

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Good/fair, with moderate foxing and spotting, two-page plate list at end is creased, torn with tape repairs, missing a large piece, binding is very worn with spine label lifting and cracked

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BOOKS: Martyn 1785 Dictionary of Natural History

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