Brookes, Richard. 1772. The Natural History of Waters and Earths, of Stones, Fossils, and Minerals.
Brookes, Richard. 1772. The Natural History of Waters and Earths, of Stones, Fossils, and Minerals. Including the Observations of Linnaeus on those Subjects, with their Properties and Uses in Medicine. 2nd edition, vol. 5 only of A System of Natural History (six volumes). Hardback, 18 x 12 cm, 312 pp + 14 pp Index. Modern light brown leather half binding with marbled paper-covered boards, original green leather title label on spine. Very slight shelf wear. Text clean, age-toned, trace of past bookworm through title and next four pages. 22 engraved plates, all as listed. Rare. In very good condition.Other volumes of Brookes’ A System of Natural History include: v1. Quadrupeds; v2. Birds; v3. Fishes; v4. Insects; and v6. Vegetables.