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Philosophical survey of the animal creation. 12 mo.
1815 Catalogue, page 45. no. 1 (prefixed by the indefinite article, A, under which letter the title is alphabetically listed).
A Philosophical Survey of the Animal Creation, an Essay. Wherein The General Devastation and Carnage that reign among the different Classes of Animals are considered in a new Point of View; and the vast Increase of Life and Enjoyment derived to the Whole from this Institution of Nature is clearly demonstrated. Translated from the French [By Thomas Cogan] . . . London: Printed for J. Johnson and J. Payne, 1768.
First Edition of this translation. 8vo. 96 leaves.
Halkett and Laing IV, page 337.
This edition not in Lowndes.
Not in Agassiz.
John Bruckner, 1726-1804, was a native of the Island of Cadsand. He eventually settled in Norwich as pastor of the Walloon Congregation in that city. The French edition of this work was published in 1767, and Cogan’s English version was subsequently re-translated into German.
Thomas Cogan, 1736-1818, English physician and philosopher.
Burkhard’s elements of the Philosophy of nature by Smith. 12 mo.
1815 Catalogue, page 45. no. 8b, as above.
BURKHARD, Johann Gottlieb.
Elementary or Fundamental Principles of the Philosophy of Natural History: leading to a better knowledge of the Creator and the Creatures, and especially of the destination and dignity of Man. By the Rev. Dr. I. G. Burkhard, Minister of the German Lutheran Church in London. Translated from the German by Charles Smith . . . New-York: Printed and sold by Deare and Andrews, 1804. (Copy-right secured.)
QH81 .B88
12mo. 126 leaves. A-W 6 (in a 24-letter alphabet).
Not in Sabin.
This book was purchased by Jefferson in 1804, and is on a list made by him of books bought in that year.
It was on the list of books reported by Jefferson to be missing, in a letter to Milligan written on March 28, 1815, at the time of the sale of his library to Congress, with the request that Milligan would supply a substitute copy. A copy was included in Milligan’s bill, April 7, 1815, price $ 1.00.
On page 63 is a reference to C. W. Peale’s Mammoth; a footnote by the Translator reads: Near the river Ohio, and some other parts of North-America, some prodigious bones and teeth have been discovered, which indicate an animal of incredible magnitude. It is known among naturalists by the denomination of the Mammoth.
Other references to America occur in the text; on page 98 the customs are discussed of the negroes, the savages of Canada, of Virginia, of Brazil, and the natives of almost the whole of South-America.
Johann Gottlieb Burkhard, 1756-1800.
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