Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: The historie of foure-footed beastes.

Digital Image File Name: 
Source Call Number: 
STC 24123 copy 2
Source Creator: 
Topsell, Edward, 1572-1625?
Source Title: 
The historie of foure-footed beastes.
Image Details: 
p. 589
Source Created or Published: 
Physical Description: 
p. 589, porcupine
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.
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)
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