Item Details

Call Number: Hunterian At.1.15
Title: Different prints of the rhinoceros
Date of Creation: Between 1738 and 1770
Place of Creation: London, England
Level of Description: Item
Part of Hunterian
Content: Different prints of the rhinoceros. Album of engravings, collected and annotated by James Parsons.
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume. 42x33 cm. 34p. Prints and other items pasted in, with annotations below. Original decorated green paper covers, now contained in quarter-leather maroon buckram portfolio.
Access: Unfit for production pending conservation treatment. (Noted March 2017.)
Language: English
Material Type: Scrapbook
Notes: See also letters and offprints sent to C.H. Brock regarding this volume at MS Hunter DR14.
Bibliography: L.C. Rookmaaker, 'Two collections of rhinoceros plates compiled by James Douglas and James Parsons in the eighteenth century', Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 9 (1) (1978), pp 17-38 and figs. 1-7;
James Parsons, 'A letter from Dr Parsons to Martin Folkes, Esq., President of the Royal Society, containing the natural history of the Rhinoceros', Philosophical Transactions (Royal Society), vol. 42 (1742-43), pp 523-541 and plates 1-3.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

collector: James Parsons 1705-1770
Physician.
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