history of four-footed beasts and serpents and insects. by Edward Topsell

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Published by Da Capo Press in New York .

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  • Zoology -- Pre-Linnean works.

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StatementWith a new introd. by Willy Ley.
ContributionsGesner, Konrad, 1516-1565., Moffett, Thomas, 1553-1604.
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Pagination3 v. (1130 p.)
Number of Pages1130
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Open LibraryOL14103746M

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Finished. The history of four-footed beasts and serpents. The history of four-footed beasts and serpents. The Book House in Dinkytown (US) Bookseller Inventory # Title The History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents and Insects (three volume reprint of edition)) Author Topsell, Edward and T.

Muffett Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Very Good Quantity available 1 Edition First of this edition Binding Hardcover Publisher Da Book Edition: First of This Edition. Volume 1, The History of Four-Footed Beasts by Edward Topsell Volume 2 The History of Serpents by Edward Topsell and Volume Theater of Insects by T.

Muffet, Taken principally from the Historic Animalium of Conrad Gesner with a new introduction by Willy 1: pp + un-numbered Frontis pages, Vol 2: pp + un. Published inmore than thirty years after his death, this book brings together Edward Topsell’s The History of Four-footed Beasts () and The History of Serpents ().

Totalling more than pages, this epic treatise on zoology explores ancient and fantastic legends about existing animals, as well as those at the more mythic end of the spectrum, including the “Hydra” (with.

Title. The history of four-footed beasts and serpents By. Topsell, Edward, Gessner, Conrad, Moffett, Thomas, The History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents and Insects: 3 Volumes. out of 5 stars 1 customer review. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover $ 1 Used 5/5(1). The History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents and Insects. Vol. 1, The History of Four-Footed Beasts ( pp., illus.), and Vol. 2, The History of Serpents ( pp., illus.), by Edward Topsell. Vol. 3, The Theater of Insects ( pp., illus.) by T.

Muffet. Facsimile reprint of the (London) edition, with an introduction by Willey Ley. The history of four-footed beasts and serpents and insects. [Edward Topsell; Conrad Gessner; Thomas Moffett] Reproduced from a copy in the rare book collection of the Library of the American Museum of Natural History." The history of four-footed beasts, taken principally from the Historiae animalium on Conrad Gesner, by E.

Topsellv. The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents. London: E. Cotes for G. Sawbridge, Item held in the Cole Library, University of Reading Library Edward Topsell was born in Sevenoaks, Kent and baptised in He matriculated as a sizar at Christ’s College, Cambridge inand graduated BA in or He probably.

Paged continuously. Vol. 1 is largely a translation of books 1 and 5 of: Historia animalium / Konrad Gesner, with additions by Topsell. The second part has title: The history of serpents, or, The second book of living creatures By Edward Topsell.

London, Printed by E. Cotes, Vol. 2, a translation of Moffett's Insectorum sive minimorum animalium theatrum, has title: The theatre of. 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.

Rare Book Division Shelf locator: *KC+ (Topsell, E. History of four-footed beasts and serpents) Topics Zoology Notes Content: Illustrated title-pages. Content: Imperfect: p. wanting. Content: Vol. 1 is largely a translation of books 1 and 5 of gesner's Historiæ animalum, with additions by Topsell.

The history of four-footed beasts and serpents describing at large their true and lively figure, their several names, conditions, kinds, virtues countries of their breed, their love and hatred to mankind, and the wonderful work The whole revised, corrected and inlarged / with the addition of two useful physical tables by J.R., M.D.

Edward Topsell’s The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents DAVID R. CHENEY. One of the more remarkable books in the Rare Book Collection at The University of Iowa is the liberally illustrated compendium of Elizabethan beliefs about animals, The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents, published in London in It is a large volume ofAuthor: David R.

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Indeed, “that community,” as Janice Neri observes, “was brought into existence as part of Penny and Moffett’s efforts to establish insects as a subject matter for a book” (note 6). They seem to have consulted a manuscript version of Topsell’s History of Serpents. A Compendium of Creatures.

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Title: The history of four-footed beasts and serpents describing at large their true and lively figure, their several names, conditions, kinds, virtues countries of their breed, their love and hatred to mankind, and the wonderful work by Edward Topsell ; whereunto is now added, The theater of insects, or, Lesser living creatures by T.

Muffet. note 1. Edward Topsell, “To the Reverend and Right Worshipful Richard Neile,” The History of Four-Footed Beasts, Serpents, and Insects (London: Ellen Cotes for George Sawbridge, Thomas Williams, and Thomas Johnson, ), sigs.

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Book Title. The history of four-footed beasts and serpents By. Topsell, Edward, Title: Bees Date: Description: The animals pictured are bees. This woodcut is an illustration from the book The history of four-footed beasts and serpents by Edward Topsell, printed by E.

Cotes for G. Sawbridge, T. Williams and T. Johnson in London in THE HISTORY OF FOUR-FOOTED BEASTS AND SERPENTS, whereunto is now added the FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF THEATER OF INSECTS. by TOPSELL, Edward and Thomas Muffet.

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Edward Topsell (). “The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents and Insects”. Topsell, E., The History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents and Insects. New York: Da Capo Press, (This is a facsimile of the original edition.) For an excellent display of Topsell's images see this UH Special Collections page.

The history of four-footed beasts and serpents : interwoven with curious variety of historical narrations out of scripturescollected out of the writings of Conradus Gesner and other authors by Edward Topsel.

Whereunto is now added The theater of insects, or, Lesser living creatures, as bees, flies, caterpillars, spiders, worms / by T. Muffet., Toronto Public Library. Media in category "The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents, " The following 28 files are in this category, out of 28 total.

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Interwoven with curious variety of historical narrations out of Scriptures, fathers, philosophers, physicians, and poets. Topsell's The History of Four-footed Beasts () and The History of Serpents (), were reprinted together as The History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents in An eleven-hundred-page treatise on zoology, Topsell's work repeats ancient and fantastic legends about actual animals as well as reports of mythical animals.

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The second part has title: The history of serpents. Or, The second book of living creatures By Edward Topsell. London, Printed by E.

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