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The history of serpents: or the second book of living creatures [title page with boa eating a child].

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Names
Topsell, Edward (1572-1625?) (Author)
Collection

history of four-footed beasts and serpents ...

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1658
Place Term: London
Publisher: Printed by E. Cotes, for G. Sawbridge, T. Williams, and T. Johnson
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KC+ 1658 (Topsell, E. History of four-footed beasts and serpents)
Topics
Zoology
Snakes
Boa constrictor
Notes
Content : Illustrated title-pages.

Content : Imperfect: p. 681-682 wanting.

Content : Vol. 1 is largely a translation of books 1 and 5 of gesner's Historiæ animalum, with additions by Topsell. Thesecond part has title: The history of serpents. Or, The second book of living creatures ... By Edward Topsell. London, Printed by E. Cotes, 1658.

Content : Vol. 2, a translation of Moffett's Insectorum ... theatrum,has title: The theatre of insects: or, Lesser living creatures ... By Tho. Mouffet ... London, Printed by E.C.,1658.

Content : With bookplate of Thomas Westwood.

Ownership: Lenox.
Type of Resource
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Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14476143
UUID: 38549830-c605-012f-7844-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1572: Creator Born
  • 1625: Creator Died
  • 1658: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "The history of serpents: or the second book of living creatures [title page with boa eating a child]." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1658. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8fd7f99d-91d2-55f5-e040-e00a180662fd

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "The history of serpents: or the second book of living creatures [title page with boa eating a child]." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 1, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8fd7f99d-91d2-55f5-e040-e00a180662fd

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. (1658). The history of serpents: or the second book of living creatures [title page with boa eating a child]. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8fd7f99d-91d2-55f5-e040-e00a180662fd

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The history of serpents: or the second book of living creatures [title page with boa eating a child].