A description of a great variety of animals and vegetables : viz. beasts, birds, fishes, insects, plants, fruits, and flowers. Extracted from the most considerable writers of natural history ; and adapted to the use of all capacities, especially for the entertainment of youth : being a supplement to A description of three hundred animals.

Author
Boreman, Thomas, active 18th century [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London : Printed by J.T. for Thomas Boreman, near Child's Coffee-House in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCXXXVI [1736]
  • London : Printed for T. Boreman, near Child's Coffee-House in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCXXXVI [1736]
Description
137 pages, 3 unnumbered pages, 91 leaves of plates, 1 unnumbered plate : illustrations (engravings, woodcuts) ; 17 cm (12mo)

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Subject(s)
Printer
Former owner
Form/​Genre
Juvenile works
Notes
  • "Illustrated with above ninety copper plates, whereon is curiously engraven every animal and vegetable described in the whole book" --after title.
  • Added t.p. for "Natural and Philosophical Conjectures..." (London : Printed for T. Boreman...") on p. [112]. (Full title transcription: "Natural and philosophical conjectures on the Ignis fatuus, or Jack in the lanthorn : endeavouring to prove, that the light so called proceeds from some flying insect; and not from a fired vapous, as generally believ'd : with a description and curious figure of the Indian Lanthorn fly, a nocturnal insect, which carries a light in dark nights, equal to that of our will with a whisp.")
  • ESTC's listing (cited below) includes pagination for both titles.
  • Index of "Animals and Vegetables Describ'd in this Volume" on [3] p. at end, followed by colophon note: "Printed by John Tilly."
  • Illustrations: Engraved frontis. (depicting animals in the Garden of Eden), and 91 numbered leaves depicting animals and plants; decorative woodcut initial capitals and head- and tailpieces.
  • Cotsen copy 1: Illustrations: Hand-colored engravings.
  • Cotsen copy 2: Illustrations: Engvaings not colored.
Binding note
  • Cotsen copy 1: Later light brown full crushed morocco.
  • Cotsen copy 2: Rebound in later light brown half calf calf, (spine label with title: "Animals, Etc.") and marbled paper boards; new pastedowns and endpapers.
References
  • English short title catalogue, T135784
  • Freeman R.B., Brit. Nat. Hist. Books, 1495-1900 404
Other title(s)
  • Great variety of animals and vegetables
  • Natural and philosophical conjectures on the Ignis fatuus, or Jack in the lanthorn
  • Jack in the lanthorn
OCLC
24783237
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