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The historie of foure-footed beastes : Describing the true and lively figure of every beast, with a discourse of their several 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, preseruation, and destruction. Necessary for all divines and students, because the story of every beast is amplified with narrations out of Scriptures, fathers, phylosophers, physitians, and poets: wherein are declared divers hyerogliphicks, emblems, epigrams, and other good histories, collected out of all the volumes of Conradus Gesner, and all other writers to this present day. By Edward Topsell

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Topsell, Edward, 1572-1625?
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  • London : Printed by William Jaggard, 1607
Physical Details
  • [44], 757, [13] p. : ill

  • In the title, the first word is xylographic.
  • Title page varies: with cut of hyena (used for sea wolf on p. 749) or of gorgon (most copies; not illustrated in the text pp. 162-3); examples of both at British Library. B1, 2, 5, 6 in 2 settings; B2r catchword: 'they'; B64 line 1: 'crowne' (Huntington Library) or 'gers' and 'Crowne' (Harvard). In some copies (one of the British Library copies, for example) there is an extra leaf after F4 with heading: 'The Picture of the vulger Bugill Folio 57.'--Cf. STC.
  • Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
  • STC (2nd ed.) 24123.
  • Available electronically as part of Early English books online.