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A general synopsis of birds.

Author: John Latham; Benjamin White; Leigh and Sotheby,
Publisher: London : Printed for Benj. White, MDCCLXXXI-MDCCLXXXV [1781-1785]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Latham; Benjamin White; Leigh and Sotheby,
OCLC Number: 3180970
Notes: "A series of descriptions and colored plates of birds of the world, arranged under vernacular names but with a list of synonyms under each, including Linnaean binomials"--Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library.
Preface signed: John Latham.
Vols. 2 and 3 have imprint: London : Printed for Leigh & Sotheby, York Street, Covent Garden.
Vol. 1, pt. 1: 1781; v. 1, pt. 2: 1782; v. 2, pt. 1-2: 1783; v. 3, pt. 1-2: 1785.
Engraved illustrated title pages; hand-colored plates.
Plates numbered continuously I-CVI.
Issued in three numbered volumes each with separate part title pages but continuous pagination and register, and two supplements each with separate title page, pagination and register.
Two supplements were published in 1787 and 1801 [i.e. 1802]. A companion to the second supplement "Supplementum indicis ornithologici" was published in 1801.
Description: 3 volumes in 6 : color illustrations ; 26 cm (4to)

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