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BROOKES, Richard (fl. 1721--1763)
A new and accurate system of natural history; containing, I. The history of quadrupedes, ... II. The history of birds, ... III. The history of fishes and serpents, ... IV. The history of insects, ... V. The history of waters, earths, stones, fossils, and minerals; ... VI. The history of vegetables, ... By R. Brookes, M.D. ... In six volumes.
London: printed for J. Newbery, 1763.
6 vols ; 16.6 cm. (12º)
I: xliii, [1], 374, [10] p., [21] engr. pl.
II: xx, 460, xvi p., [29] engr. pl.
III: xxi, [1], 408, [12] p., [24] engr. pl.
IV: xv, [1], 360, [10] p., [23] engr. pl.
V: vi, xliii, [1], 364, [14] p., [22] engr. pl.
VI: xii, 437, [1], x p., [24] engr. pl.

Edited and introduced by Oliver Goldsmith. Title from collective title-page in vol. I; subsequent volumes have no collective title-page, and each volume including the first has a volume title-page. In this issue, the collective title-page in vol. I lists contents in two columns; another issue (ESTC t131870) has the contents listed in one column. The plates are mostly unsigned; a few are signed 'Proud sc.' [i.e. William Proud]. ESTC n47541.

Copy Notes Pages 361--4 of vol. V misbound at beginning of text. Bought from Thomas Boone for 18s. on 24 April 1806. (Spiers Box).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spines, read spine-labels lettered in gilt 'Brookes's Natural History'.

Reference Number 570


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