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Digital Image File Name: 
Source Call Number: 
STC 24123 copy 1
Source Creator: 
Topsell, Edward, 1572-1625?
Image Title: 
Edward Topsell. The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes. London, 1607
Source Title: 
The historie of foure-footed beastes.
Source Created or Published: 
Physical Description: 
title page
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
Creator (Hamnet): 
Topsell, Edward, 1572-1625?
Title (Hamnet): 
The historie of foure-footed beastes. Describing the true and liuely figure of euery beast, with a discourse of their seuerall names, conditions, kindes, vertues (both naturall and medicinall) countries of their breed, their loue and hate to mankinde, and the wonderfull worke of God in their creation, preseruation, and destruction. Necessary for all diuines and students, because the story of euery beast is amplified with narrations out of Scriptures, fathers, phylosophers, physitians, and poets: wherein are declared diuers hyerogliphicks, emblems, epigrams, and other good histories, collected out of all the volumes of Conradus Gesner, and all other writers to this present day. By Edward Topsell.
Title (Hamnet): 
Historie of fovre-footed beastes
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
London :
Publisher (Hamnet): 
printed by William Iaggard,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
[44], 757, [15] p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 2⁰.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Zoology -- Pre-Linnean works -- Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Made-up copies (Publishing) rbpub DFo
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Harmsworth, R. Leicester Sir, (Robert Leicester), 1870-1937, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Smedley, William T. (William Thomas), b. 1851, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Huth Library, former owner.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Signatures: A⁶ [par.]⁶ 2[par.]⁸ *² B-2V⁶ 3A-3X⁶ 3Y⁸.
Notes (Hamnet): 
First word of title is xylographic.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Title page varies: with cut of hyena (used for sea wolf on p. 749) or of gorgon (most copies; not illustrated in the text pp. 262-3); examples of both at British Library. B1, 2, 5, 6 in 2 settings; B2r catchword: 'they'; B6r line 1: 'crowne' (Huntington Library) or 'gers' and 'Crowne' (Harvard). In some copies (one of the British Library copies, for example) there is an extra leaf after F4 with heading: 'The Picture of the vulger Bugill Folio 57.' (STC).
Notes (Hamnet): 
The first leaf and the last leaf are blank.
Citations (Hamnet): 
STC (2nd ed.), 24123
Citations (Hamnet): 
ESTC (RLIN) S122276
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet): 
Smedley. Lacking blanks. T.p. with gorgon; B2r catchword 'they'; B6r, line 1 'crowne'. S1 torn and 2K4 with burn hole, affecting text. Bd. w. Topsell, E. The historie of serpents. London, 1608 (shelf-mark STC 24124 Copy 1). Rebound, previously in calf; all edges gilt. Provenance: armorial bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer; bookplate of the Huth library; bookplate of W.T. Smedley (motto "forward")
Call Number (Hamnet): 
STC 24123 Copy 1