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Edwards, George, 1694-1773. / A natural history of birds. Most of which have not been figur'd or describ'd, and others very little known from obscure or too brief descriptions without figures, or from figures very ill design'd.
[Part I] (1743)

[Dedication] To the honourable the president and fellows of the Royal College of Physicians, of London,   pp. [iii]-iv


Page [iii]


To the HONOURABLE thC
PRESIDENT and FELLOWS
OF THE
Royal College of PHYSICIANS, of LONDON.
Honoured S I R S)
H E juft Senfe I have of Your great Learning
and profound Judgment in all the Sciences, and
my own Ignorance in moft of them, might
deter me from PrefentincY this Trifle, was I not
encouraged by Your great Goodnefs and Willingnefs to
cherifh and give Life to the leaft Spark of Knowled_,e
You perceive kindling in any one, tho' of inferior Rank;
which Benevolence in You removes that Fear, that
otherwife would forbid my Approach. This Work hath,
indeed, receiv'd its very Being from your Smiles- for the
favourable Reception my firft Effays in this Way, fome-
time ago prefented to the College met with, hath
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