London: E. Nodder & Son, 1814-1817. Octavo, 150 handcoloured engraved plates. modern full green morocco, all edges uncut, some browning.
All published, including figures of many Australian species. A continuation of Shaw and Nodder The Naturalist's Miscellany 1779-1813.
William Elford Leach (1790-1836) was an English zoologist and marine biologist and is perhaps best known for having two important birds named after him; the cosmopolitan and very abundant Leach's storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa and the tropical Australian Blue-winged kookaburra Dacelo leachii.
Anker 282; BM(NH) p. 1072; Nissen IVB 535; Whittell p. 417; Wood p. 429; Zimmer p. 379-380.
Price: $2,500.00 AU