RAY (JOHN) Observations Topographical, Moral, & Physiological; Made in a Journey Through part of the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy, and France: with A Catalogue of Plants, John Martyn, 1673
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RAY (JOHN) Observations Topographical, Moral, & Physiological; Made in a Journey Through part of the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy, and France: with A Catalogue of Plants, John Martyn, 1673
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RAY (JOHN) Observations Topographical, Moral, & Physiological; Made in a Journey Through part of the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy, and France: with A Catalogue of Plants, John Martyn, 1673 RAY (JOHN) Observations Topographical, Moral, & Physiological; Made in a Journey Through part of the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy, and France: with A Catalogue of Plants, John Martyn, 1673
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RAY (JOHN)
Observations Topographical, Moral, & Physiological; Made in a Journey Through part of the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy, and France: with A Catalogue of Plants, 2 parts in one, first edition, 4 folding engraved plates, contemporary calf, ownership inscription dated 1674 to front end-paper, [Wing R399; Keynes 21], 8vo, John Martyn, 1673

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  • Alongside Ray's description of "the Campagna of Rome", an early reader has noted: "the thinness of inhabitants is the reason of its being so ill cultivated; which occasions the unhealthyness; and the thinness of inhabitants is so occasioned by the hardness of their masters: who then are to be blamed for all these Evils?"
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