A new and accurate system of natural history: I. quadrupeds; II. birds; III. fishes and serpents; IV. insects. V. waters, earths, stones, Fossils, and Minerals; VI. (6 volumes)

Brookes, R.

Published by T. Carnan and F. Newbery, 1772
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6 volumes, complete as issued. Bound in period light brown textured cloth; spines with brown morocco labels, speckled edges (some tears and wear to cloth). Profusely illustrated with engraved plates. Volume I includes techniques on training songbirds; Volume III includes extensive content on angling techniques, Volume V covers "The history of waters, earths, stones, Fossils, and Minerals, including the Observations of Linnaeus on these Subjects"; Volume VI covers "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 ; together with the Method of cultivating those planted in Gardens. With Observations on their Virtues, Properties, and Medicinal Uses". PROVENANCE: From the library of noted economist Walter Bagehot. Volume I includes an elaborate engraved armorial bookplate which features neither name or motto, does feature the helm anear the top in the manner of the generic Bagehot crest, the front endpaper also features the pencil inscription in addition to a difficult to deciper name, and manor name, town, and county, the very clear inscription: "from Walter Bagehot's sale 1934". Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A new and accurate system of natural history...
Publisher: T. Carnan and F. Newbery
Publication Date: 1772
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: B&W Woodcuts
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Second Edition.

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