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BAKER, Henry.
An Attempt towards a Natural History of the Polype: In a Letter to MARTIN FOLKES, Esq; President of the Royal Society. Describing Their different Species; the Places where to seek and how to find them; their wonderful Production and Increase; the Form, Structure, and Use of their several Parts; and the Manner they catch their Prey. With an account of their DISEASES and CURES; of their amazing REPRODUCTION after being cut in pieces (as first discovered by Mr. TREMBLEY, at the Hague;) etc. Also full directions how to feed, etc. Likewise a Course of real Experiments etc. The Whole explained every where by a great Number of proper Figures ......... etc.

pp. 218, (iv) Contents, (i) Advertisement for Baker's Microscope Made Easy, (i) Advertisement for The Geography of England. Engraved frontispiece, many text woodcuts. Modern half calf and marbled boards, a small marginal tear in the title without loss, a very nice, clean copy.


Printed for R. Dodsley, at Tully's Head in Pall-Mall. London.

Date Published: 1743. 8vo.

Stock No. 63033

Price: 785.00