An essay towards a natural history of the corallines, an other marine products of the kind, commonly found on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.

An essay towards a natural history of the corallines, an other marine products of the kind, commonly found on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. John Ellis.
An essay towards a natural history of the corallines, an other marine products of the kind, commonly found on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.
An essay towards a natural history of the corallines, an other marine products of the kind, commonly found on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.
An essay towards a natural history of the corallines, an other marine products of the kind, commonly found on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.

London: Author? 1755. Quarto, uncoloured folding frontispiece, 39 uncoloured engraved plates. Modern half calf, some wear, foxing throughout but a sound copy.

The first book to state the true zoological nature of corals, previously corals were thought to be plants. Plate 39 is unnumbered and depicts Cuff's aquatic microscope, the final two plates are often not present.


Freeman, 1131; Nissen ZBI, 1281.

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