The rarities of the world :
containing rules and observations touching the beginning of kingdoms and common-wealths, the division of the ages, and the memorable things that happened in them : why men lived longer in those days than in these present times : also the opinion of the great emperours, and Egyptians, touching the life of man : and the strange things that have befallen kings and princes : with excellent discourses of creatures bred in the sea, to the likenesse of man, and others on Earth : very pleasant and profitable /
first written in Spanish by Don Petrus Messie ["Silva de varia lecion"] ; afterward translated into French, and now into English by J. B. Gent [i.e. Joshua Baildon].
|Main Creator:||Mexía, Pedro, 1496?-1552?|
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London : Printed by B.A., 1651.
Colophon leaf reads: London, printed by Bernard Alsop, dwelling near the upper pump in Grubstreet. 1650.
Translator's dedication signed: Joshua Baildon.
English translation of the French translation of : Mexía, Pedro. Silva de varia leción.
Imprimatur at end of text: Imprimatur, John Downam.
Physical description: , 134,  p. ; 19 cm. (4to)
Citations/References: Wing (2nd ed.) M1956.
Citations/References: Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), M1956
Running title: Wonders of the world, or, Rareties since the creation
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