Hill, John. A History of Animals. Containing Descriptions of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, and Insects, of the Several Parts of the World. [1752].

Hill, John, M.D. A History of Animals. Containing Descriptions of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, and Insects, of the Several Parts of the World; and Including Accounts of the several Classes of Animalcules, visible only by the Assistance of Microscopes. In these the Characters, Qualities, and Forms of the several Creatures are described, the Names by which they are commonly known, as well as those by which Authors, who have written on the Subject, have called them are explained: And each is reduced to the Class to which it naturally belongs. Illustrated with Figures. By John Hill, M.D. Acad. Reg. Scient. Burdig. &c. Soc. London: Printed for Thomas Osborne, in Gray’s-Inn. MDCCLII. Folio. (vi), 584pp., some Blackletter Fraktur font in English, 28 spectacular full page hand-colored copper engravings, inserted on one side and then another, printed on heavy paper, by B[enjamin]. Cole, Sculp., including the Gnat, Goggle-eyed Water Beetle, Winged Insects, Butterflies & Moths, Bumble-bee, Starfish, Lizards & Tortoises, Shellfish, Scallops, Eels, Turbot, Sea-Cow, Perch, Toucan, Vulture, Kingfisher, Spoonbill, Rook, Flamingo, Pelican, Penguin, Loon, Heron, Ostrich, Partridge, Canary, Finch, Titmouse, Porcupine, Beaver, Lioness, Hairy Ear’d Ape, Jackal, Armadilla, Rhinoceros, Camel, and Elephant, as well as elaborate illust. engraved tailpieces, followed by (4)pp. Index. Original dark brown calf over heavy bds., 6 raised bands, gilt lettering on spine. Quarter inch of both top & bottom of spine missing, covers somewhat scuffed, outer edge chafed, several creases and rippling throughout text, else generally Good. Volume 3 in the series.