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Published by Printed for Robert Campbell, bookseller, north-east corner of Second and Chesnut Street. in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Animal behavior.,
  • Natural history.,
  • Zoology.

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StatementBy William Smellie, member of the Antiquarian and Royal Societies of Edinburgh.
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 23766.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, [1], 10-490, [2] p.
Number of Pages490
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17737667M

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