A natural history of uncommon birds,: and of some other rare and undescribed animals, quadrupedes, reptiles, fishes, insects, &c. exhibited in two hundred and ten copper-plates ... To which is added, A brief and general idea of drawing and painting in water-colours; with instructions for etching on copper with aqua fortis: likewise some thoughts on the passage of birds; and additions to many of the subjects described in this work. In four parts.
Printed for the author, at the College of Physicians ... , London , 1743 .
4 v. in 2, col. ill., 30 cm. (4to).
Notes: Added t.p. in French, dated 1751, with title: Histoire naturelle d'oiseaux peu communs: et d'autres animaux rares . Each volume has an added t.p. in English with title: A natural history of birds ... ; and an added t.p. in French with title: Histoire naturelle de divers oiseaux ... French title pages are dated 1745-1751. Each volume contains English language text, interleaved with the plates, followed by a French translation; v. 1 and translated into French by "M. D. de la S.R." [i.e. David Durand]. Publication dates from added title pages in English. Issued in parts. First leaf of plates in v. 1 contains title: Georgii Edvardi Ornithologia nova. Contains indexes. References: Nissen. Vogelbücher, 286-287; Anker, J. Bird books, 124-125; Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., p. 192-198
Translated by Durand, David