Aranei, or a natural history of spiders


Aranei, or a natural history of spiders : including the principal parts of the well known work on English spiders by Eleazar Albin, as also the whole of the celebrated publication on Swedish spiders by Charles Clerk

Title Variants

Alternative: Aranei

Alternative: English spiders

Alternative: Figures of English spiders

Alternative: Natural history of spiders


Martyn, Thomas, active 1760-1816

Albin, Eleazar, active 1713-1759 , Natural history of spiders, and other curious insects
Clerck, Carl (Carl Alexander), 1710-1765 , Svenska Spindlar
Tomkins, Peltro William, 1759-1840 , engraver
Vincent, François-André, 1746-1816 , engraver
Basire, James, 1730-1802
Carwitham, J. (John)
Smith, James, 1759-1828




Published material

Publication info

[London, T. Martyn], MDCCXCIII [1793]


Engraved title page.

Part 2 has a special title page (engraved), only, with title: Figures of English spiders, a work originally given by Eleazar Albin, revised and designed anew by Thomas Martyn.

The engraved title page in part 1 is signed: Tomkins scr., Vincent scu., and the engraved title page in part 2 is signed: Vincent scr. & scu. The plates are ascribed by Nissen to J. Basire, J. Carwitham and Jas. Smith.

The first part has [6], ii, viii, [1], 70 p. and [1], 11 leaves of plates; the second part has [4], 31, [1] p. and 17 leaves of plates.

Two engraved leaves with facsimiles of medals ("aurea numismata") are bound in following the title page in part 1.

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, | I, 2724

ESTC (online) | T85942


Albin, Eleazar, active 1713-1759 , England , Pictorial works , Spiders , Sweden

Call Number

QL451 .C54




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.119889
OCLC: 643612380


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