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Donovan British Birds, Chinese Goose

Donovan British Birds, Chinese Goose

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Print: Pre 1800: Item # 851815

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Chinese Goose (Anas Cygnoides) #48 from the work "The Natural History of British Birds..." by Edward Donovan published between 1794 and 1819, with interesting and colorful hand-colored engravings. The plates measure 9.25" x 5.75". This plate is from vol. 2, published in 1795 and includes text page. The Title Page reads: "The Natural History of British Birds; or, a Selection of the Most Rare, Beautiful, and Interesting Birds Which Inhabit This Country: The Description from the Systea Naturae of Linnaeus: with General Observations, Either Original, or Collected from the Latest and Most Esteemed English Ornithologists: and Embellished with Figures, Drawn, Engraved, and Coulored from the Original Specimens." by Edward Donovan. London: Printed for the Author; and for F. and C. Rivington, no. 62, St. Paul's Churchyard". Condition: Good, small area of foxing bottom center outside the plate mark, binding edge, (see Enlargements).