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Zoography; or, the Beauties of Nature Displayed. in Select Descriptions from The Animal, And Vegetable, with additions from The Mineral Kingdom. Systematically Arranged - Vol 1

By: Wood, W

Price: $142.50

Publisher: Cadell and Davies, in The Strand, London ; Richard Taylor and Co., London (printer): 1807

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfgg

Condition: Very Good


572 pages (complete). A RARE copy of this fascinating, early book of Natural History. Volume One only. The book is held in the Royal Collection, The Met and The British Museum. It's illustrations are of particular importance and interest. Wood, a trained surgeon, but also better known for his sea shells, was a vivid writer. This tale about the hyaena: "One night, at a feast near the Cape, a trumpeter who had got himself well filled with liquor, was carried out of doors in order to cool and sober him. The scent of him soon attracted a tiger-wolf, which threw him on his back, and dragg... View more info