|Author:||Pliny, the Elder.|
|Title:||The secrets and wonders of the world. A booke right rare and straunge, containing many excellent properties, giuen to man, beastes, foules, fishes and serpents, trees, plants &c. Abstracted out of that excellent naturall historiographer Plinie. Translated out of French into English.|
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The secrets and wonders of the world. A booke right rare and straunge, containing many excellent properties, giuen to man, beastes, foules, fishes and serpents, trees, plants &c. Abstracted out of that excellent naturall historiographer Plinie. Translated out of French into English.
Pliny, the Elder., Alday, John,, I. A.,
At London: Printed [by Henry Denham] for Thomas Hacket, are are to be solde at his shop in Lumberd streete, vnder the Popes head, 1585.
|Alternate titles:||Naturalis historia. English. Abridgments Naturalis historia. Secrets and wonders of the worlde.|
A translation of Pierre de Changy's French abstract of Pliny's "Naturalis historia". A previous edition (STC 20031) had translator's initials I.A., i.e. John Alday?.
Printer's name from STC.
Signatures: A2 B-H4 I2.
Running title reads: Secrets and wonders of the worlde.
The last leaf is blank.
Reproduction of a photostat of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Natural history -- Pre-Linnean works.
To the vvorshipful and his very good friend Maister Richard Candler, as one that wisheth the fauour of God long & happy life, encrease of worship, with continuall health and felicitie.
To the Reader.
❧ The Secretes and wonders of the World, abstracted out of the principall of the naturall Historiographers.
The seuenth Booke trea∣teth of man.
The eight booke treateth of beastes that are on the Earth.
The ninth Booke treateth of Water beastes, and of Fishes.
The tenth Booke treateth of the Foules of the Ayre.
The eleuenth Booke treateth of little Beastes.
The twelfth Booke treateth of sweete smelling Trees.
The thirteenth Booke treateth of straunge trees.
The foureteenth Booke treateth of Trees and fruitfull Plantes.
The fifteenth Booke treateth of Trees bearing fruite.
The sixtenth Booke treateth of wylde trees.