Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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The Agreeable Variety, Being a Miscellaneous Collection, in Prose and Verse, from the Works of the Most Celebrated Authors.

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1724

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De Beer Eb 1724 A

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Printed for A. Bettesworth

Abstract

Baroness Le Despencer, Rachel Austen (c. 1706-88) owned this book before she married in 1738 Sir Robert Austen (1697-1743). Her ownership inscription ‘Rachel Dashwood 1731’ is at the top of the title page. The bookplate, designed sometime after 1781, features the crest of the Le Despencer baronetcy. The arms have four quarters and feature lions rampant (top left), gauntlets (top right), and a Saltire with a rose (bottom left). On either side of the arms are a Griffin and a bull, and they stand on a ribbon with the motto ‘Pro Magna Charta’ emblazoned upon it.

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“The Agreeable Variety, Being a Miscellaneous Collection, in Prose and Verse, from the Works of the Most Celebrated Authors. ,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 1, 2020, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11537.

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