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Some account of the termites, which are found in Africa and other hot climates. By Mr. Henry Smeathman, of Clement's Inn. Read at the Royal Society, February 15, 1781.

Henry Smeathman, -1786.

London : Printed by J. Nichols (successor to Mr. Bowyer), MDCCLXXXI [1781] Great Britain England London.

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  • Title:
    Some account of the termites, which are found in Africa and other hot climates. By Mr. Henry Smeathman, of Clement's Inn. Read at the Royal Society, February 15, 1781.
  • Author: Henry Smeathman, -1786.
  • Contributor: John Nichols 1745-1826, printer.;
    James Basire 1730-1802, engraver.;
    Joseph Banks 1743-1820, former owner.;
    John Coakley Lettsom 1744-1815, former owner.
  • Other Titles: Variant Title: Mr. Smeathman's account of the termites of Africa and other hot climates
  • Subjects: Termites -- Early works to 1800
  • Publication Details: London : Printed by J. Nichols (successor to Mr. Bowyer), MDCCLXXXI [1781]
  • Language: English
  • Place Name: Great Britain England London.
  • Identifier: System number: 003410369
  • Notes: Includes a six-page advertisement: 'Elocution and polite literature,' which has separate pagination and register, and a two-page 'Explanation of the plates'.
    The plates are numbered VII-X and signed: "Henry Smeathman del."; "Basire sc.".
    Woodcut tail-piece.
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references.
    Citation/references note: ESTC, T49236
  • Physical Description: 56, 6, [2] pages, [4] folded leaves of plates : illustrations ; 28 cm (4º)
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at T.3.(2). Ms. inscription by the author on title page verso: "Respectfully presented to Doctor Lettsome by his most obedt. and humble servant, the author". This is John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815), the physician and philanthropist.
    Ownership: Copy at B.286.(7). From the library of Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), with his ownership stamp on title page verso. Ms. inscription by the author on title page verso: "Respectfully presented to Sir Jos. Banks by his most obliged and faithful servant, the author".
    Copy note: Copy at T.35.(10). Consists of the advertisement 'Elocution and polite literature' only.
    Physical condition: Copy at B.286.(7). Imperfect: wanting the advertisement and the 'Explanation of the plates'.
    Physical condition: Copy at T.35.(10). Imperfect: wanting everthing apart from the advertisement 'Elocution and polite literature'.
  • Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection T.3.(2)
    General Reference Collection B.286.(7)
    General Reference Collection T.35.(10)
  • UIN: BLL01003410369

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