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 loosening the Hoof. Of putrified and rotten lungs. Of the Ethiopian EAL. Of the Fistula, called of the Italians Fistula. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

Edward Topsell – Wikipedia

Botolph’s in Aldersgate Of the several diseases of Horses and their cures. Of grief in the Breast. Another of blisterings, or small swellings in the withers tosell back and gallings.

Certain receipts of Plaisters, very good for broken bones, taken out of the old Authors, writing of Horse-leach craft. Of Careering Horses for Pomp or Triumph. Of swallowing down Hens dung. Of the falling of the hair of the Mane. Of the Barbles or paps underneath the tongue.


Of the Bladders in a Horses mouth. Remedies out of Apollodorus.

Hamster of Cricetus; This woodcut is an illustration from the book The history of four-footed beasts and serpents Published inThe History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents depicts both real and fantastical creatures in detailed woodcuts. Of Lice, and how to kill them. Of the Diet of Horses, and their length of life. Licensing for more information. Of the signes of sickness in general. OR, Of lesser living Creatures.

Most of his illustrations were taken from Gesner’s woodcuts. This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. Of the horns or hard knobs growing under the Sadle side. Topesll the loathing of Meat. Of the Lybian OXE.

Of the tongue being hurt with the bit or otherwise. Of causes and kinds thereof. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

Of the Mouse called the Shrew, or the Erd shrew. Of adorning and furnishing Horses. Of the Marder, Martel, or Marten. External remedies from Albucasis. Of the mourning of the Chine. Of the Glanders and Strangullion, so called edwarr to the Italian name Stranguillion.


He was the author of books on religious and moral themes, including The Reward of Religion and Time’s Lamentationamong others.

Edward Topsell

Of the diseases in the Spleen. Of Riding and sitting on Horseback. Of the Norvegian Monsters. Of the Strangullion or Squinancy.

Topsell was born and educated in SevenoaksKent. Of the Fever continual. The medicines arising out of Horses. Of the uses of Horse-flesh, Mares-milk, and other parts.

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Of their poyson and bitings. Of the Reyner, or Rainger. Animals in the Middle Ages. Of the swelling of the Fore-legs after great labor. Of pulling out Shivers or Thorns.

Those kinde of Flies that follow are more rare. Edwaed wide swath of the animal kingdom is represented, including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and marine life, as well as an array of mythical beasts. Of Wens in the neck.