Brookes, Richard. 1772. The Natural History of Waters and Earths, of Stones, Fossils, and Minerals.

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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.