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A DISCOURSE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF BEASTS, wherein all that hath been said for, and against their ratiocination, is examined. By Monsieur de la Chambre, counsellor to the King of France in his counsels, and his physitian in ordinary. by  1594-1669.:  Marin Cureau de - First Edition - 1657 - from Roger Middleton (SKU: 36196)

A DISCOURSE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF BEASTS, wherein all that hath been said for, and against their ratiocination, is examined. By Monsieur de la Chambre, counsellor to the King of France in his counsels, and his physitian in ordinary.

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A DISCOURSE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF BEASTS, wherein all that hath been said for, and against their ratiocination, is examined. By Monsieur de la Chambre, counsellor to the King of France in his counsels, and his physitian in ordinary.

by LA CHAMBRE, Marin Cureau de, 1594-1669.:

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London, printed by Tho. Newcomb for Humphrey Moseley at the Princes Arms in St. Pauls Church-Yard, 1657.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1657, "Traité de la connoissance des animaux" translated by a Person of Quality (Pierre Chanet). Small 8vo, approximately 160 x 100 mm, 6¼ x 3¾ inches, pages: [8], 1-304, bound in full contemporary panelled speckled calf, with head of spine in red with same decoration to match label, gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, marbled endpapers, edges red. Binding slightly rubbed, head of lower hinge repaired with matching gilt decoration, some cracking to head and tail of upper hinge, covers still firmly attached, pale staining in places, tiny rust hole in 1 lower margin, not affecting text, several misnumberings but all catchwords and signatures correct, trimmed at top margin, with some loss to several running titles, not affecting main text, large old ink presentation inscription on fly leaf, large engraved armorial bookplate on blank side of first marbled endpaper (James William Sleigh Godding). Otherwise a very good copy. The book is about animals, whether they have reason, intelligence and are able to comunicate etc,. See: George Thomason, Catalogue of the Pamphlets, Books, Relating to the Civil War and Restoration, Volume 2, page 196, E. 1829. (1.); ESTC R202706. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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Roger Middleton GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
36196
Title
A DISCOURSE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF BEASTS, wherein all that hath been said for, and against their ratiocination, is examined. By Monsieur de la Chambre, counsellor to the King of France in his counsels, and his physitian in ordinary.
Author
LA CHAMBRE, Marin Cureau de, 1594-1669.:
Format/binding
Contemporary panelled speckled calf
Book condition
Used
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Hardcover
Place of Publication
London, printed by Tho. Newcomb for Humphrey Moseley at the Princes Arms in St. Pauls Church-Yard, 1657.
Date published
1657
Keywords
animals zoology natural history reason beasts animals

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