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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, but more particularly 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, but more particularly 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, but more particularly 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
Title
A description of a great variety of animals and vegetables
Title remainder
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, but more particularly 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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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Related
Cataloging source
MUS
Citation location within source
p. 197
Citation source
Osborne Coll.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
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, but more particularly 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
  • Pages 133-137 misnumbered as 121, 134-135, 124, 129
  • Title-page printed in red and black
  • 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]-129 (i.e. 137) with separate title-page dated 1736
  • Includes index, introduction "To the reader"
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
The second edition.
Extent
[4], 129 (i.e. 137), [3] p., [53] leaves of plates
Note
  • Brown sprinkled calf over boards; red sprinkled edges. Spine tooled in gold with red leather label.
  • Inscribed "Henry Goodford 1818 in remembrance of his Grandmama Cholmeley..." on upper paste-down.
Other physical details
ill. (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)06473135
  • ucoclc6473135
Label
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, but more particularly 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
  • Pages 133-137 misnumbered as 121, 134-135, 124, 129
  • Title-page printed in red and black
  • 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]-129 (i.e. 137) with separate title-page dated 1736
  • Includes index, introduction "To the reader"
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
The second edition.
Extent
[4], 129 (i.e. 137), [3] p., [53] leaves of plates
Note
  • Brown sprinkled calf over boards; red sprinkled edges. Spine tooled in gold with red leather label.
  • Inscribed "Henry Goodford 1818 in remembrance of his Grandmama Cholmeley..." on upper paste-down.
Other physical details
ill. (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)06473135
  • ucoclc6473135

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