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A new and accurate system of natural history; Containing, I. The history of quadrupedes, including amphibious animals, frogs, and lizards, with their propertics and uses in medicine. II. The history of birds, with the method of bringing up those of the singing kind. III. The history of fishes and serpents, including sea-turtles, crustaceous and shell-fishes; with their medicinal uses. IV. The history of insects, with their properties and uses in medicine. V. The history of waters, earths, stones, fossils, and minerals; with their virtues, properties, and medicinal uses: to which is added, the method in which linnŭs has treated these subjects VI. The history of vegetables, as well foreign as indigenous, including an account of the roots, barks, woods, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, resins, gums, and concreted juices; as also their properties, virtues, and uses in medicine; together with the method of cultivating those planted in gardens. By R. Brookes, M.D. author of The general practice of physic. In six volumes.

Brookes, R. active 1721-1763.
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London : Printed for J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXIII. [1763]

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6v. ; 12⁰.

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Roscoe, A61 (1)
ESTC N47541


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