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Penington, John 1768-1793

Works: 7 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 538 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Handbooks and manuals  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH45, 579
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Most widely held works about John Penington
Most widely held works by John Penington
The naturalist's and traveller's companion by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

1 edition published in 1772 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1772 and reissued here in its 1799 third edition, this work was intended to provide the traveller with advice on collecting and preserving scientific specimens, and on pursuing intellectual investigations. John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815) was a physician and philanthropist, and on inheriting his family plantation in 1767, his first action was to free all its slaves. He practised medicine in the West Indies and in London, and wrote on topics which he felt would benefit society. This book is divided into two parts, the first describing methods of forming collections of insects, birds and animals, seeds and plants, and minerals. The second part suggests the sorts of questions and enquiries the traveller should ask about the writings, culture, religion, history and natural history of the lands he is visiting. This offers a fascinating insight into the approach and expectations of the educated traveller in the eighteenth century
A catalogue of curious, valuable and useful books by John Penington( Book )

1 edition published in 1849 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Title(s) available in Evans] by John Penington( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.63 (from 0.62 for Chemical a ... to 0.86 for Collection ...)

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