Change Author / Owner : An essay towards a natural history of serpents : in two parts ... : illustrated with copper-plates, engraved by the best hands : the whole intermix'd with variety of entertaining digressions, philosophical and historical / by Charles Owen ..
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Errata: p. [viii].
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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
Call number : QL666.O6 O9 1742
Call number : QL666.O6O9 1742
Type : Early works to 1800
Type : Folklore
Title : Natural history of serpents
Physical description : xxiii, , 240,  p., 7 leaves of plates : ill. (engravings) ; 27 cm. (4to)
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