London: Printed by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son, 1789. First Edition; including the errata leaf and all plates (two folding). A classic of natural history, and, as one of the first volumes explicitly detailing birds and their habitats, a cornerstone of ornithology. A beautifully clean copy with wide margins; bound in full contemporary tree calf; corners renewed and rebacked, probably late in the 19th century. The spine has a red morocco title label and substantial gilt spine decoration.