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The ornithology of Francis Willughby of Middleton in the county of Warwick Esq; fellow of the Royal Society. In three books. Wherein all the birds hitherto known, being reduced into a method sutable to their natures, are accurately described. The descriptions illustrated by most elegant figures, nearly resembling the live birds, engraven in LXXVII copper plates. Translated into English, and enlarged with many additions throughout the whole work. To which are added, three considerable discourses, I. Of the art of fowling: with a description of several nets in two large copper plates. II. Of the ordering of singing birds. III. Of falconry. By John Ray, fellow of the Royal Society.

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    SR - OS - 97/

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    [12], 53, [3], 55-271, [3], 273-441, [7] p., LXXVIII, [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 2°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: Title page in red and black. Printer's name from Wing CD. Books 2 and 3 each preceded by inserted leaf bearing table for respective book. Includes index. Signatures: A4 a² B-G4 H4 (H3 + chi1) I-2M4 ²chi1 2N-3L4. Lacks I2, T4, 3B4, plates XXVI, XXVII; some dampstaining particularly to later plates; occasional MS. ink notes UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), W2880 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1979. 1 microfilm reel ; 35mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 970:2). Ownership and custodial history: Beisly bequest 1896 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: C19th(?) 1/2 goat with speckled paper boards UK-SuSCL