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Title: A natural history of birds : illustrated with a hundred and one copper plates, curiously engraven from the life
Year: 1731 (1730s)
Authors: Albin, Eleazar, fl. 1713-1759 Derham, W. (William), 1657-1735 Dwight, Jonathan, 1858-1929, former owner. DSI Tucker, Marcia Brady, former owner. DSI
Subjects: Birds Birds
Publisher: London : Printed for the author and sold by William Innys in St. Paul’s Church yard, John Clarke under the Royal-Exchange, Cornhill, and John Brindley at the King’s Arms in New Bond-Street
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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