Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates
Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates Natural History 1820 animals birds bugs fish dogs cats book 258 engraved plates
$ 1,500.00

(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Engravings, Sciences, Arts, Natural History).

The Cyclopaedia or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, by Abraham Rees.
Published 1820, London for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown.
With 258 engraved plates. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout, book is a series of engraved plates with a title page, no text. Plates all engraved by Milton.

Institutional cloth binding, gilt title lettering.

Volume 5 of a larger set. This volume complete unto itself. Topics include (with number of engravings): Quadrupeds: Dogs, Cats, Camels, Horses, Goats, Sheep, Cow (41), Sea Mammals: Narwhal & Whales (2), Ornithology: Birds, Dodo Bird (49), Amphibia: Turtle, Frogs, Lizards, Snakes (10), Ichthyology: Fish, Seahorses (29), Etymology: Insects, Beetles, Butterflies, Dragon Flies, Scorpions (29), Crustatiae: Crabs, Lobsters, Shellfish (5); Vermes: Mollusks, Octopodes (10): Conchology: Shells (26), Zoophytes: Sponges & Sea Fauna (14), Botany (18), Natural History: Minerals & Geology (8), Fossils (2), Crystallography (8)

Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition. Title page and perhaps 3 or 4 plates have inconspicuous old blind stamp plates at lower corner which are easy to overlook or miss.

Binding gently age worn, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.

Paper is gently toned, light scattered age spotting throughout as seen, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.

Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive. 

Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account. Note it breaks down to a very small/ modest price per plate.

Book Measures c. 11 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W.

[B5141].