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Hill, John (1748)


Hill, John (1748)

Hill, John (1748)

A General | Natural History: | Or, | New and Accurate | Descriptions | Of The | Animals, Vegtables, and Minerals, | Of the Different | Parts of the World; | With | Their Virtues and Uses, as far as hitherto certainly | known, in Medicine and Mechanics: | Illustrated | By a General Review of the Knowledge of the Ancients, and the | Discoveries and Improvements of later Ages in these Studies. | Including | The History of the Materia Medica, Pictoria, and | Tinctoria, of the Present and Earlier Ages. | As Also | Observations on the neglected Properties of many valuable Substances known at present; | and Attempts to discover the lost Medicines, &c. of former Ages, in a Series of Critical | Enquiries into the Materia Medica of the Ancient Greeks. | With | A great Number of Figures, elegantly engraved. | [rule] | By John Hill. | [rule] | London: | Printed for Thomas Osborne, in Gray’s–Inn, Holbourn. | [rule] | M.DCC.XLVIII.

Half title: A | History | Of | Fossils. | By John Hill.

Collation: 2°: π2 A2 a2 B-Z2 2A-2Z2 3A-3M2 4O-4Z2 5A-5Z2 6A-6Z2 7A-7I2 26A-26Z2 27A-27Z2 8A-8E2; [12] 1-228 333-592 457-654 [6] p.
Pages 457 to 592 are repeated in the sequence, 12 plates and 1 folding table.
Pages 506, 507 (second sequence) misnumbered 406, 407

Plates: folding table, 12 engraved plates numbered "Plate 1. - 12." all signed "B. Cole Sculp." with the exception of plate I (unsigned); all plates in this copy are contemporary hand colored

Page size: 233 x 359 mm

Binding: recent half calf over marbled boards, with gilt lettering on red leather label

Provenance: no marks of provenance but several annotations in a contemporary hand

Other editions: 1773, German translation (1766)

References: Hoover 421, Schuh 2269

Collection: private collection

Hill, John (1748)

Hill, John (1748)