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A description of the nature of four-footed beasts : with their figures engraven in brass

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Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675
A description of the nature of four-footed beasts : with their figures engraven in brass
Printed for Moses Pitt, at the Angel, against the little north door of St. Pauls Church, 1678
[8], 119, [1] p., 80 leaves of plates : ill. ; 38 cm. (fol.)

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Contents

[Cover]

[Title page] A description of the nature of four-footed beasts, with their figures engraven in brass

[Bookplate]

The preface to the book of the four-footed beasts

The naturall history of the fourfooted beasts. The first booke. Of wholehoof'd fourfooted beasts

Chapter I. Of the horse, pp. [unnumbered]-9

Chapter II. Of the asse, pp. 9-12

Chapter III. Of the wilde asse, pp. 12-13

Chapter IV. Of the mule, and the Indian zebra, pp. 13-15

Chapter V. Of the elephant, pp. 15-19

Chapter VI. Of the unicorn, and of the horned-asses, pp. 19-21

The naturall history of the fourfooted beasts. The second booke. Of the clovenfooted, fourfooted beasts, p. 22

The first title. Of the clovenfooted that live on the earth. Chapter I. Of the horned beasts in generall that chew the cud, pp. 22-23

Chapter II. Of the horned beasts, in particular that chew the cud, pp. 23-54

Chapter III. Of the fourefooted beasts chewing the cud, that have no horns, pp. 54-56

Chapter IV. Of the foure-footed beasts that chew not the cud, pp. 56-60

Title II. Of the water-clove-hoofed beasts. Chap. I. Of the hippotame, or river-horse, pp. 60-61

The naturall history of the fourfooted beasts. The third booke. Of the clovenfooted, fourfooted beasts, p. 62

The first title. Of the wild beasts with paws that bring their young alive into the world. Chapter I. Of the lyon, pp. 62-64

Chapter II. Of the libard, or leopard, pp. 64-66

Chapter III. Of the lynx, or lyzard, p. 66

Chapter IV. Of the tyger, pp. 66-68

Chapter V. Of the beare, pp. 68-70

Chapter VI. Of the wolf, pp. 70-72

Title II. Of the half wilde toed-beasts. Chapter I. Of the fox, pp. 72-75

Chap. II. Of the ape, pp. 75-76

Chapter III. Of the baboon, or bavian, pp. 76-78

Chapter IV. Of the cynocephalus, (or dogs-head) the papio, and the wild upalim, p. 78

Chapter V. Of the ignavus, or slug, p. 78

Chapter VI. Of the badger, p. 79

Chapter VII. Of the castor, or bever, pp. 79-81

Chatper VIII. Of the otter, p. 81

Chapter IX. Of the ichneumon, pp. 81-82

Chapter X. Of the weesels, pp. 82-83

Chapter XI. Of the mattern, or pole-cat; and of the zibelline-ferret, or musk-cat, pp. 83-84

Chapter XII. Of the genetta, and the zibethus, or civet-cat, p. 84

Chapter XIII. Of the hare, pp. 84-86

Chapter XIV. Of the cony, pp. 86-87

Chapter XV. Of the squirrell, pp. 87-88

Chapter XVI. Of the dormouse, p. 88

Chap. XVII. Of mice, pp. 88-90

Chapter XVIII. Of the mole, pp. 90-91

Chapter XIX. Of the land-hedg-hog, or urchin, p. 91

Chapter XX. Of the porcupine, pp. 91-92

Chapter XXI. Of the tatus, or the brasil hedge-hog, pp. 92-93

Article [Title] III. Of tame foure-footed beasts. Chapter I. Of the dog, pp. 93-96

Chapter II. Of the cat, pp. 96-98

The naturall history of the fourfooted beasts. The fourth booke: of the fourfooted creatures that have toes, and spring of an egge, p. 99

The first title. Of the skined ones. Chapter I. Of the frog, pp. 99-101

Chapter II. Of lizards, pp. 102-104

Chapter III. Of the salamander, pp. 104-105

Chapter IV. Of the stellio, p. 105

Chapter V. Of the scincus, or land-crocodile, p. 105

Chapter VI. Of the foure-footed cordylus, and other lyzards, pp. 105-106

Chapter VII. Of the chamæleon, p. 106

Chapter VIII. Of the crocodile, pp. 107-108

The second title. Of the beasts that have toes that come of an egge, and are shelled. Chapter I. Of the tortoyse in generall, p. 108

Chapter II. Of tortoyses in speciall, pp. 109-111

An addition. Of certaine outlandish foure-footed creatures of a doubtfull kind. Chapter I. Of the Tlacaxolotl, the cabim, and the sea-seeker, pp. 111-112

Chapter II. Of the danta, and cappa, p. 112

Chapter III. Of the howler, the su, and peva, p. 112

Chapter IV. Of the stinking beast, the graffa, and caoch, p. 112

An appendix. Peter Castellus of Rome: his discovery of the sweet hyæna, the Dam of the Zibeth, commonly called the civet-cat, p. 113

Chapter I, p. 113

Chapter II. Whether the civetta be the ancient pard, or panther, or no, p. 113

Chapter III. Whether the hyæna was knowen of old, pp. 114-115

Chapter IV. Under what kinde of beasts the civetta is to be reckoned, p. 115

Chapter V. Where the hyænaes are bred, p. 116

Chapter VI. Of the zibeth-vessell, or civet-bag, p. 116

Chapter VII. Of the beaver, pp. 116-117

Chapter VIII. What the zibeth is, p. 117

Chapter IX. Of the collecting, and electing of civet, pp. 117-118

Chapter X. Of the use, and power of civet, p. 118

Chapter XI. Of the bones of the civet-cat, pp. 119 ff.

[Illustrations of animals], pp. Tab. I-Tab. LXXX ff.

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