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An essay towards a natural history of serpents : in two parts ... : the whole intermix'd with variety of entertaining digressions, philosophical and historical

Author: Charles Owen; John Gray
Publisher: London : Printed for the author, sold by John Gray, at the Cross-Keys in the Poultry, near Cheapside, 1742.
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Owen, Charles, -1746.
Essay towards a natural history of serpents.
London : Printed for the author, sold by John Gray, at the Cross-Keys in the Poultry, near Cheapside, 1742
(OCoLC)595389086
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Owen; John Gray
OCLC Number: 2205503
Description: xxiii, [1], 240, [12] pages, 7 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm (4to)
Contents: (from t. p.): I. The first exhibits a general view of serpents, in their various aspects ... : in which is inserted a short account of ... poison, particularly that of the serpent ... --
II. The second gives a view of most serpents known in the several parts of the world ... --
III. To which is added a third part, containing six dissertations upon the following articles, as collateral to the subject. 1. Upon the primeval serpent in paradise. 2. The fiery serpents that infested the camp of Israel. 3. The brazen serpent erected by Moses. 4. The divine worship given to serpents by the nations. 5. The origin and reason of that monstrous worship. 6. Upon the adoration of different kinds of beasts by the Egyptians, with divers instances of the same stupidity in other nations.
Other Titles: Natural history of serpents
Responsibility: by Charles Owen ... ; illustrated with copper-plates, engraved by the best hands.

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