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Wanley, Nathaniel, 1634–1680
The wonders of the little world: or, A general history of man. In six books. Displaying the various faculties, capacities, powers and defects of the human body and mind, in several thousand most interesting relations of persons remarkable for bodily perfections or defects ... Together with accounts of the invention of arts, the advancement of science; surprising escapes from death and dangers; strange discoveries of long-concealed murders, and a vast variety of other matters equally curious. The whole collected from the writings of the most approved historians, philosophers, and physicians, of all ages and countries. Forming a complete system of the mental and corporeal powers and defects of human nature; and intended to increase knowledge, to promote virtue, to discourage vice, and to furnish topics for innocent and ingenious conversation. By Nathaniel Wanley ...
London, C. Taylor, No. 10, opposite Brook-street, Holborn; T. Thornton, Southampton-street, Strand; and E. Jeffery, Warwick-street, Golden-square, 1788.
Physical Description:
vi, 7-752 p., [6] leaves of plates. ill. 28 cm. (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
AG241 W35 1788+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Includes index.
Signatures: B-9D²
Subject Terms:
Characters and characteristics -- Early works to 1800.
Curiosities and wonders -- Early works to 1900.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1788.
History -- Anecdotes.
Jeffery, E. -- Publisher.
Stipple engraving -- Specimens -- 1788.
Taylor, C. -- Publisher.
Thornton, T. -- Publisher.

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