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The history of four-footed beasts and serpents ... / Collected out of the writings of Conradus Gesner and other authors, by Edward Topsel. Whereunto is now added, the theater of insects; or, lesser living animals ... by T. Muffet.

  • Topsell, Edward, 1572-1625?
M DC LVIII. [1658]
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London : Printed by E. Cotes, for G. Sawbridge ... T. Williams ... and T. Johnson ..., M DC LVIII. [1658]

Physical description

16 unnumbered pages, 1-818 pages, 18 unnumbered pages, 889-1130 pages, 6 unnumbered pages : woodcuts (1 on each, illustrations ; (folio)


The whole revised /


Second part has special t.p.: The history of serpents: or, The second book of living creatures ... By Edvvard Topsell
Third part has special t.p.: The theater of insects: or, lesser living creatures. ... / By Tho. Mouffet
The first and second parts are largely translations of Books 1 and 5 of Gesner's Historia animalium, with additions by Topsell; third part is a translation of Moffett's Insectorum sive minimorum animalium theatrum
Illustration on each t.p.; some decorated borders and initials
Includes indexes
Copy 1 Note: T.p. defective.

References note

Wing G624
Yale. Cushing Coll T134
ESTC R6249
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), G624


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