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The Resource A description of a great variety of animals and vegetables : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, insects, plants, fruits, and flowers : extracted from the most considerable writers of natural history ; and adapted to the use of all capacities, especially for the entertainment of youth : being a supplement to A description of three hundred animals : illustrated with above ninety copper plates, whereon is curiously engraven every animal and vegetable described in the whole book

A description of a great variety of animals and vegetables : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, insects, plants, fruits, and flowers : extracted from the most considerable writers of natural history ; and adapted to the use of all capacities, especially for the entertainment of youth : being a supplement to A description of three hundred animals : illustrated with above ninety copper plates, whereon is curiously engraven every animal and vegetable described in the whole book

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A description of a great variety of animals and vegetables : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, insects, plants, fruits, and flowers : extracted from the most considerable writers of natural history ; and adapted to the use of all capacities, especially for the entertainment of youth : being a supplement to A description of three hundred animals : illustrated with above ninety copper plates, whereon is curiously engraven every animal and vegetable described in the whole book
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A description of a great variety of animals and vegetables
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viz. beasts, birds, fishes, insects, plants, fruits, and flowers : extracted from the most considerable writers of natural history ; and adapted to the use of all capacities, especially for the entertainment of youth : being a supplement to A description of three hundred animals : illustrated with above ninety copper plates, whereon is curiously engraven every animal and vegetable described in the whole book
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Genre
Language
eng
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ANS
Citation location within source
404
Citation source
Freeman R.B., Brit. Nat. Hist. Books, 1495-1900
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
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A description of a great variety of animals and vegetables : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, insects, plants, fruits, and flowers : extracted from the most considerable writers of natural history ; and adapted to the use of all capacities, especially for the entertainment of youth : being a supplement to A description of three hundred animals : illustrated with above ninety copper plates, whereon is curiously engraven every animal and vegetable described in the whole book
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Publication
Note
  • Most plates printed on both sides of leaves
  • "Natural and philosophical conjectures on the Ignis fatuus, or Jack in the lanthorn: endeavouring to prove, that the light so called proceeds from some flying insect, and not from a fired vapour as generally believ'd: with a description and curious figure of the Indian Lanthorn fly, a nocturnal insect, which carries a light in the dark nights, equal to that of our Will with a whisp": p. [111]-137 with separate title-page dated 1736
  • Includes index, introduction "To the reader"
  • Cf. Osborne Coll., p. 197
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
[4], 137, [3] p., [53] leaves of plates
Note
  • Brown calf over boards. Several plates detached. Two plates (bk. 1, fig. 1 Bezoar goat and fig. 9 Awood dormouse/bk. 2, fig. 1 Avosetta) wanting.
  • Some plates are hand-colored.
  • Ex libris C. K. Ogden.
  • Inscription dated 1763 on upper paste-down. Inscriptions by James Hazard on lower free endpaper, recto and verso.
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)24783237
  • ucoclc24783237
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A description of a great variety of animals and vegetables : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, insects, plants, fruits, and flowers : extracted from the most considerable writers of natural history ; and adapted to the use of all capacities, especially for the entertainment of youth : being a supplement to A description of three hundred animals : illustrated with above ninety copper plates, whereon is curiously engraven every animal and vegetable described in the whole book
Publication
Note
  • Most plates printed on both sides of leaves
  • "Natural and philosophical conjectures on the Ignis fatuus, or Jack in the lanthorn: endeavouring to prove, that the light so called proceeds from some flying insect, and not from a fired vapour as generally believ'd: with a description and curious figure of the Indian Lanthorn fly, a nocturnal insect, which carries a light in the dark nights, equal to that of our Will with a whisp": p. [111]-137 with separate title-page dated 1736
  • Includes index, introduction "To the reader"
  • Cf. Osborne Coll., p. 197
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
[4], 137, [3] p., [53] leaves of plates
Note
  • Brown calf over boards. Several plates detached. Two plates (bk. 1, fig. 1 Bezoar goat and fig. 9 Awood dormouse/bk. 2, fig. 1 Avosetta) wanting.
  • Some plates are hand-colored.
  • Ex libris C. K. Ogden.
  • Inscription dated 1763 on upper paste-down. Inscriptions by James Hazard on lower free endpaper, recto and verso.
Other physical details
ill. (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24783237
  • ucoclc24783237

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