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Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778.
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A general system of nature, through the three grand kingdoms of animals, vegetables, and minerals: systematically divided into their several classes, orders, genera, species, and varieties, with their habitations, manners, economy, structure and peculiarities. / Translated from Gmelin's last edition of the celebrated Systema naturæ, by Sir Charles Linné: amended and enlarged by the improvements and discoveries of later naturalists and societies, with appropriate copper-plates, by William Turton ...
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System of nature.
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Post-Soulsby no. 3897

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Printed by Voss and Morris ... for Lackington, Allen and Co. ... London
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4 vols. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Dates of title pages: vols. 1-3, 1800; vol. 4, 1801. Imprints vary, with vols. 3 and 4 printed by David Williams. This appears to be the first four volumes of an earlier edition of Soulsby 137. See Wheldon & Wesley catalogue entry pasted to the inside front cover of Vol. 1 of Soulsby 138. Illustrations in Vol. 1 only.
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NHM GENERAL Copy 1 - Formerly in the Llanover Library (bookplates on front endpapers of all volumes).
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Additional author(s):
Gmelin, Johann Friedrich,
Turton, William,
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Systema naturae
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Index at the back of vols. 1, 3 (to vols. 2 and 3) and 4.
By permission of the Trustees of The Natural History Museum (London).
NHM GENERAL Copy 1 - A.G. Davis. 4/10/1955. £7.10.0.
NHM GENERAL Copy 2 - Wheldon & Wesley £1.10.0. Vol. 1 only.
NHM GENERAL Copy 2 - Manuscript list of birds on front flyleaf; manuscript list of fish on back flyleaf. The same lists are on a piece of paper between pp. 700 and 701. A few annotations in pencil and ink. Heavily foxed.
NHM GENERAL Copy 2 - Rebound in quarter leather and marbled boards. Pages have not been trimmed.
NHM GENERAL Copy 2 - Vol. 1 only.
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