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Zoonomia, or, The laws of organic life : vol. I

Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802.

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Laws of organic life


New-York : Printed by T. & J. Swords ..., 1796.

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xxxii, 10 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 11-12 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 13-14 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 15-402 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 403-414 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 415-416 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 417-433 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : color illustrations (engravings) ; 22 cm (8vo)


"Preface to the American edition" (pp. [ix]-xxix) signed: Samuel L. Mitchill

"This volume was first published in London in 1794. T. & J. Swords intended to reprint the 2d volume, which appeared in London in 1796 (cf. 'Advertisement,' p. [434]). Instead, an edition of the 2d volume by Charles Caldwell [Evans 32017] was published in Philadelphia in 1797"--Austin

"On the ocular spectra of light and colours, by Dr. R.W. Darwin, of Shrewsbury. Re-printed, by permission, from the Philosophical Transactions. vol. lxxvi. p. 313"--pp. 394-418

Includes an index

With a half-title

The six hand colored illustrations are on leaves that are integral to the gatherings and account for the six breaks in the pagination sequence. Cf. ESTC, which describes [6] separate leaves of plates

Signatures: [A]⁴ a-c⁴ B-3L⁴ (3L4 blank). Cf. ESTC

NLM copy: lacking the blank leaf. DNLM

Film 633 reel 35 is part of Research Publications Early American Medical Imprints collection (RP reel 35, no. 617). DNLM

Publications note

Evans 30312

Austin, R.B. Early Amer. medical imprints, 617

Blake, J. NLM 18th cent., p. 109

ESTC (RLIN) W25004

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Microfilm. [Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 1958. 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm



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