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The Resource A description of three hundred animals : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, serpents, and insects : with a particular account of the manner of their catching whales in Greenland : extracted from the best authors, and adapted to the use of all capacities : illustrated with copper-plates, whereon is curiously engraven every beast, bird, fish, serpent, and insect described in the whole book

A description of three hundred animals : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, serpents, and insects : with a particular account of the manner of their catching whales in Greenland : extracted from the best authors, and adapted to the use of all capacities : illustrated with copper-plates, whereon is curiously engraven every beast, bird, fish, serpent, and insect described in the whole book

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A description of three hundred animals : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, serpents, and insects : with a particular account of the manner of their catching whales in Greenland : extracted from the best authors, and adapted to the use of all capacities : illustrated with copper-plates, whereon is curiously engraven every beast, bird, fish, serpent, and insect described in the whole book
Title
A description of three hundred animals
Title remainder
viz. beasts, birds, fishes, serpents, and insects : with a particular account of the manner of their catching whales in Greenland : extracted from the best authors, and adapted to the use of all capacities : illustrated with copper-plates, whereon is curiously engraven every beast, bird, fish, serpent, and insect described in the whole book
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
  • p. 197-198
  • J41
Citation source
  • Osborne Coll.
  • Roscoe, S. Newbery
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A description of three hundred animals : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, serpents, and insects : with a particular account of the manner of their catching whales in Greenland : extracted from the best authors, and adapted to the use of all capacities : illustrated with copper-plates, whereon is curiously engraven every beast, bird, fish, serpent, and insect described in the whole book
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Published anonymously
  • Several errors in pagination
  • 54 plates included in pagination; of these 43 are printed on both sides, numbered as pages; 4 are printed on one side, numbered as pages; 7 are printed on one side, numbered as leaves
  • Includes introduction "To the reader", table of creatures
  • Publisher's advertisement: p. [iv]
  • "Notes and queries, June, 1926, records that in the Times telescope of 1817, this was attributed to a Mr. McQuin"--Osborne Coll., cited below
  • Many illustrations derived from Gesner (his Historia animalium; Icones animalium) via Topsell (his Beasts; History of Serpents); cf. Roscoe, cited below
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
A new edition, carefully corrected and amended.
Extent
[8], 213 p., [2] leaves of plates (1 folded)
Note
  • Half dark brown calf and green/red marbled paper over boards; rebound. Title-page torn.
  • Binder's ticket: W.&G. Foyle Ltd, 119-125 Charing Cross Rd, London, W.C.2 on lower paste-down.
Other physical details
ill. (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29874477
  • ucoclc29874477
Label
A description of three hundred animals : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, serpents, and insects : with a particular account of the manner of their catching whales in Greenland : extracted from the best authors, and adapted to the use of all capacities : illustrated with copper-plates, whereon is curiously engraven every beast, bird, fish, serpent, and insect described in the whole book
Publication
Note
  • Published anonymously
  • Several errors in pagination
  • 54 plates included in pagination; of these 43 are printed on both sides, numbered as pages; 4 are printed on one side, numbered as pages; 7 are printed on one side, numbered as leaves
  • Includes introduction "To the reader", table of creatures
  • Publisher's advertisement: p. [iv]
  • "Notes and queries, June, 1926, records that in the Times telescope of 1817, this was attributed to a Mr. McQuin"--Osborne Coll., cited below
  • Many illustrations derived from Gesner (his Historia animalium; Icones animalium) via Topsell (his Beasts; History of Serpents); cf. Roscoe, cited below
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
A new edition, carefully corrected and amended.
Extent
[8], 213 p., [2] leaves of plates (1 folded)
Note
  • Half dark brown calf and green/red marbled paper over boards; rebound. Title-page torn.
  • Binder's ticket: W.&G. Foyle Ltd, 119-125 Charing Cross Rd, London, W.C.2 on lower paste-down.
Other physical details
ill. (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29874477
  • ucoclc29874477

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