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EXHIBITING FIGURES OF
QUADRUPEDS, BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS, &c.
Most of which have not, till now, been either Figured or Described.
DESCRIPTIONS of one hundred different Subjects,
Designed, Engraved, and Coloured after NATURE,
On FIFTY COPPER-PLATE PRINTS.
Printed for the AUTHOR, at the ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS,
CONSISTANT EN FIGURES DE
QUADRUPEDES, OISEAUX, POISSONS
INSECTES, PLANTES, &c.
Dont on n'avoit point encore eu, pour la plupart, de Desseins,
А у ЕС
Les DESCRIPTIONS de cent différents. SUJETS,
En CINQUANTE PLANCHE S.
II PA RT I E.
Membre de la Société Royale, et de celle des Antiquaires, de Londres :
Et traduit de l’Anglois
Par J. DU PLESSIS, Ministre du S. E.
GROOM of the Stole to His Royal Highness the
PRINCE OF WALES, &c.
ORGIVE my presumption in placing Your
Honourable Name in the front of this Second Part
my Gleanings of Natural History, without Your
of, and encouragement given to Natural History, that has emboldened me to lay this little Effay at Your feet, being well assured of Your Lordlhip’s goodness in protecting all who sincerely endeavour, with strict truth, to bring new and undiscovered subjects in Nature to light.
We have good reason to hope, that His Majesty's late glorious and many Conquests over His and the Nation's enemies, will lay the foundation of a lasting peace, and add repose to the latter part of His Majesty's reign, and security to future times, wherein Learning, Arts, and Commerce may flourish to their highest degree.
I flatter myself with hopes that (when I am no more) the rising generation will find a powerful patron to all kinds of useful, polite and curious studies, as well as to the fine Arts, since His Royal Highness the Prince has given such signal proofs of fine taste and genius for the Sciences : And I am confident your Lordship will take