Edward Topsell was born in Sevenoaks, Kent and baptised in He matriculated as a sizar at Christ’s College, Cambridge in , and graduated BA in. Author: Topsell, Edward, ? Title: The history of four-footed beasts and serpents describing at large their true and lively figure, their several names. Edward Topsell Source for information on Edward Topsell: Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery.

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Of the Wilde CAT. Of the Bloudy flux. Of the Fistula, called of the Italians Fistula.

Of a Nether taint. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. A detailed woodcut depicted each animal.

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Out of Plny, Celsus, and Scaliger. Another of the Sleeping-evill. Of Sinews cut, prickt, or bruised. The Medicines of the Mule. Of the milt of Sheep. An edwatd treatise on zoologyTopsell’s work repeats ancient and fantastic legends about actual animals, as well as reports of mythical animals. The second picture taken out of Oppianus Poems, as it was found in an old Manuscript. Of the Neades, Neides, or Naides.


Of grief in the Breast.

A Cambridge Alumni Database. The Medicines of the Dormouse.

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Of load or Pack-horses. The medicines of the Hog. Of the Indian Asses.

Those kinde of Flies that follow are more rare. Of Horse-men, and the orders of Chivalry and Knighthood. External remedies from Albucasis.

Of the several diseases of Horses and their cures. Another of the Curb.

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Of the biting of a mad Dog. Of the Division of the Second Book. Of adorning and furnishing Horses. Lion; This woodcut is an illustration from the book The history of four-footed beasts and serpents Of old Ulcers or Wounds.

The picture of the Lizard with the belly upward. Of the splent as well in the inside or outside of the knee, as other where in the Legs. Of the uses of Horse-flesh, Mares-milk, and other parts.


Of the inward and wet Cough. Of Coursers, or swift light running Horses. Martins opinion and experience touching a Horses Fever. Albons, and Companion to the chief Physicians in the Court of Britain, wisheth much health. Another medicine of the same. Of the friendship and enmity which Serpents keep with other Creatures.