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BYRNE, M. St. Clare, [editor].

The Elizabethian Zoo. A Book of Beasts Both Fabulous and Authentic.   London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1926.

4to. 171 pp. With 1 folding map. Illustrated. Quarter green cloth over patterned boards with gilt title on spine; boards bumped, soiled and rubbed, light toning to text. Bookplate and previous owner's inscription. $150.00

Number 193 of 525 copies of this reprint edition published. Includes selections from Philemon Holland's translation of Pliny (1601), Edward Topsell's Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes (1607), and his Historie of Serpents (1608), which were some of the more interesting works of natural history floating around during Shakespeare's time.


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