TOPSELL (EDWARD) The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes; The Historie of Serpents, 2 works in one vol., 1607-1608
Lot 573
TOPSELL (EDWARD) The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes; The Historie of Serpents, 2 works in one vol., 1607-1608
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TOPSELL (EDWARD)
The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes. Describing the true and lively figure of every beast, with a discourse of their severall names, conditions, kindes, vertues (both naturall and medicinall) countries of their breed, their love and hate to mankinde, and the wonderfull worke of God in their creation, preservation, and destruction, issue with woodcut vignette of gorgon on title, woodcut illustrations throughout (some full-page), without extra plate of the vulger Bugill and initial and final blanks, illustration on K2 cropped, K3 defective (loss at corner), 1607; The Historie of Serpents. Or, the second booke of living creatures, woodcut illustrations, K6 and M3 holed with loss of a few letters, wanting leaf C4 and initial blank, 1608, 2 works in one vol., some spotting and soiling, some leaves with tears or repairs (but mostly no loss), modern calf, [STC 24123-24124; Freeman 3728; Nissen ZBI 4145; Wellcome 6323-6324], folio, William Jaggard
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