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An essay on the natural history of Guiana, in South America : containing a description of many curious productions in the animal and vegetable systems of that country : together with an account of the religion, manners, and customs of several tribes of its Indian inhabitants : interspersed with a variety of literary and medical observations : in several letters / from a gentleman of the medical faculty during his residence in that country

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Bancroft, Edward 1744-1821  Search this
Park, Moses  Search this
Former owner:
Hrdlička, Aleš 1869-1943 DSI  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978 DSI  Search this
Library of Congress DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[4], iv, 402, [6] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (etching) ; 20 cm. (8vo)
Early works to 1800
Signatures: [A]⁴ B-2C⁸ 2D⁴.
Engraved frontispiece signed: M. Park delin.
Dedication signed (p. 3, 1st paging group): Edward Bancroft.
Booksellers' advertisements: leaves 2D3-2D4.
Sabin 3106
ESTC (RLIN) T78909
Also available online.
SCNHRB has three copies.
SCNHRB c. 1 (39088013481866) stamped on t.p.: Library of Congress Smithsonian Deposit Apr 23 1881 [ms. acc. no.] 109576.
SCNHRB c. 1 bound in green pebbled sheepskin, title in gilt on spine (at foot of spine: National Museum), marbled edges and endpapers.
SCNHRB c. 2 (39088013481908) has bookplate: Division of Physical Anthropology, U.S. National Museum. The Hrdlička Library.
SCNHRB c. 2 has ink ms. initials on t.p.: JV.
SCNHRB c. 2 bound in light brown calf, title in gilt on spine (leaves encased).
SCNHRB c. 3 (39088013481940) inscribed in ink on front free endpaper: A. Wetmore.
SCNHRB c. 3 has a few pencilled ms. notes.
SCNHRB c. 3 has frontispiece bound following p. 214.
SCNHRB c. 3 stamped on t.p.: Smithsonian Libraries Aug 04 1986 [and] withdrawn.
SCNHRB c. 3 bound in light brown cloth, title in gilt on spine.
Natural history  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
QH125 .B36 1769
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries