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An essay on the natural history of Guiana, in South America. : containing a description of many curious productions in the animal and vegetable systems of that country. Together with an account of the religion, manners, and customs of several tribes of its Indian inhabitants. Interspersed with a variety of literary and medical observations. Preview this item
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An essay on the natural history of Guiana, in South America. : containing a description of many curious productions in the animal and vegetable systems of that country. Together with an account of the religion, manners, and customs of several tribes of its Indian inhabitants. Interspersed with a variety of literary and medical observations.

Author: Edward Bancroft; Moses Park; William Pitcairn; T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt,
Publisher: London, : Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt in the Strand., MDCCLXIX. [1769]
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Bancroft, Edward, 1744-1821.
Essay on the natural history of Guiana, in South America.
London : Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt in the Strand, MDCCLXIX [1769]
(OCoLC)719420351
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Bancroft; Moses Park; William Pitcairn; T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt,
OCLC Number: 14315727
Notes: Dedication (to William Pitcairn) signed: Edward Bancroft.
Collation: 8vo: [A]⁴ B-2C⁸ 2D⁴ [$4 (-2D2,3,4) signed]; 208 leaves, pages [4 unnumbered] [i] ii-iv, [1] 2-402, [403-408] + engraved frontispiece.
Booksellers' advertisement, "New books", listing 27 titles: pages 403-408.
With an engraved frontispiece depicting "Amphisbaena, or double-headed snake ... See page 214" signed: M. Park delin. See note on page 214, referring to Lieutenant Moses Park, the discoverer of the snake on the shore of Lake Champlain, "an officer in the Amerrican service, who, with one of His Majesty's draughtsmen, was, during the late war, sent to make a survey of that lake."
Description: [4], iv, 402, [6] pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm (8vo)
Responsibility: In several letters from a gentleman of the medical faculty, during his residence in that country..

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