London: B. & J. White, 1793. Third. hardcover. Engraved title vignettes, 112 (of 113) engraved plates by Peter Mazell (lacking 107), 2 vols., 306 pp + 424pp. 4to, 8 x 10 ", full brown diced calf, gilt-bordered covers, gilt-stamped raised bands, inner dentelles; (lightly rubbed, hinge expertly repaired). London: Printed for B. & J. White, 1793. Third Edition. very good.
Pennant was a British naturalist and writer. This work was begun as a synopsis in 1771, and then expanded into the first edition of this History, which became a highly popular work with finely engraved plates. Freeman 2960. Wood 1793.