ANIMALS & AUTHORS IN THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAS, A HEMPISPHERIC LOOK AT THE WRITING OF NATURAL HISTORY. Anita Cavagnaro Been.

ANIMALS & AUTHORS IN THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAS, A HEMPISPHERIC LOOK AT THE WRITING OF NATURAL HISTORY.

with Cataloguing Records for Selected Titles prepared by Burton Van Edwards.

  • Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 2004.
  • 4to.
  • stiff paper wrappers
  • xxvi, 184, (3) pages.
  • ISBN: 0916617602

Price: $35.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 88565

First edition. Based on an exhibition at the John Carter Brown Library in 1998-99, this richly illustrated work presents the full range of New World animals as recorded by early naturalists. The book deals with North American, Caribbean, and Latin American species as presented in various narrative contexts, and comments on the distinctive style and emphasis of eighteenth-century observers who wrote from first-hand experience. Foreword by Norman Fiering, Director & Librarian. Printed under the supervision of Martino Mardersteig at Stamperia Valdonega and designed and composed by Mark Argetsinger. Filled with illustrations, including many in full color.