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
Museum of natural history
Perry's Arcanae naturae
"Perry's Arcana"--an overlooked work
Perry, George, 1771-
Busby, Thomas Lord,
Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
, "Perry's Arcana"--an overlooked work.
London, Printed by George Smeeton for James Stratford, 1811
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.
QH45 .P463 1811
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