The Natural History of Beasts,: Compiled from the Best Authorities, and Illustrated by a Great Variety of Copper Plates, Comprising Near One Hundred and Twenty Figures, Accurately Drawn from Nature, and Beautifully Engraved..

E. Newbery
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E. Newbery
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Dec 31, 1793
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