Curious Creatures, 1890

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CURIOUS CREATURES IN ZOOLOGY
with 130 Illustrations throughout the Text

JOHN ASHTON
LONDON
JOHN C. NIMMO
14, KING WILLIAM STREET, STRAND
1890

  • The Cat

    Aldrovandus gives us a picture of a curly-legged Cat, but, beyond saying that it was so afflicted (or ornamented) from its birth, he gives no particulars. Topsell, too, is singularly silent on the ...

  • The Lion

    Of the great Cat, the Lion, the ancients give many wonderful stories, some of them not altogether redounding to his character for bravery: "A serpent, or snake doth easily kill a lion, where of Amb...

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