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Arcana, or, The museum of natural history :
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Arcana, or, The museum of natural history : containing the most recent discovered objects : embellished with coloured plates, and corresponding descriptions : with extracts relating to animals, and remarks of celebrated travellers; combining a general survey of nature.

Title Variants

Alternative: Arcana

Alternative: Museum of natural history

Alternative: Perry's Arcanae naturae

Related Titles

Related/Analytical: "Perry's Arcana"--an overlooked work.

By

Perry, George, 1771-

Busby, Thomas Lord, , engraver.
Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949 , "Perry's Arcana"--an overlooked work.

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

London :Printed by George Smeeton for James Stratford,1811.

Notes

Dedication leaf is signed George Perry.

The work was issued in parts, and probably began to appear in 1810, for the earlier plates are marked as published on Jan. 1st of that year.

Plates designed by G. Perry and engraved by T.L. Busby.

Plates are hand-colored.

Contents: Zoology -- Ornithology -- Entomology -- Ichthyology -- Botany -- Conchology -- Extracts from Dr. Winterbottom's travels -- Mr. Patterson's travels in Africa -- Extract of a tour, by Mr. Glas -- Extracts from Barrow's travels in China.

Subjects

Natural history , Pictorial works

Call Number

QH45 .P463 1811

Language

English

Identifiers

OCLC: 2718116

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.58980

 

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