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TOPSEL[L], Edward.
The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents: Describing at Large Their True and Lively Figure, their several Names, Conditions, Kinds, Virtues (both Natural and Medicinal) Countries of their Breed, their Love and Hatred to Mankind, and the wonderful work of God in their Creation, Preservation, and Destruction.

Interwoven with curious variety of Historical Narrations out of Scriptures, Fathers, Philosophers, Physicians, and Poets : Illustrated with divers Hieroglyphicks and Emblems, &c. both pleasant and profitable for Students in all Faculties and Professions. Collected out of the Writings of CONRADUS GESNER and other Authors, Whereunto is now Added, The Theater of Insects; or, Lesser living Creatures: As Bees, Flies, Caterpillars, Spiders, Worms, &c. A most Elaborate Work: By T. MUFFET, Dr. of Physick. The whole Revised, Corrected, and Inlarged with the Addition of Two Useful Physical Tables, by J[OHN]. R[OWLAND]. M. D.

pp. (xvi), 586, (ii) Title, (ii) To the Reader, 591-818, (vi) Index, (ii) Title. (x) Dedication and Preface, 889-1130, (vi) Index. With hundreds of woodcut illustrations, occasionally full-page. Contemporary calf and new spine, original free end-papers with the name of WILLIAM TATTON, 1671 [possibly William Tatton (16591736) a career soldier in the British Army who rose to the rank of Lieutenant-General], the very scarce half-title, all laid down on tissue, title with fore-edge repaired with slight loss only just affecting the ruled border at the lower corner, pages 5-6 torn with much loss, retained and added with a facsimile, occasional marginal damp-marking, some corners repaired, the famous Durer-derived full-page image of the rhinoceros with loss of the fore-edge margin not affecting the woodcut, overall a clean and attractive copy carefully refurbished, EX-LIBRIS RICHARD FREEMAN, Darwin scholar and bibliographer with his notes on the front end-paper.


Printed by E. Cotes, for G. Sowbridge at the Bible on Ludgate=hill, T. Williams at the Bible in Little-Britain, and T. Johnson, at the Key in Pauls Church-yard. London.

Date Published: 1658. [Second edition]. Folio in sixes.

Stock No. 62603

Price: 2,150.00