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A Natural History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects

Philadelphia: John Grigg, 1831


Inscribed in pen and brown ink on front flyleaf "John Amory Codman Jr / from his mother / Nov 5th 1852"; descended through family to Martha Codman Karolik; Maxim Karolik, by whom given to MFA, June 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik


Place of Publication

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Overall: 18.7 x 11.3 x 2.5 cm (7 3/8 x 4 7/16 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 12 hand-colored engravings


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books