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Short Title List of Books published before 1800
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  1. Bancroft, Edward (1744-1821) An essay on the natural history of Guiana, in South America. London: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1769.
    LOCATION: QH125.B2 1769
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  2. Banks, Joseph, Sir (1743-1820) Catalogus bibliothecae historico-naturalis Josephi Banks. London: typis Gul. Bulmer et soc., 1798-1800.
    LOCATION: QH45.B218 1798
    CATALOG ENTRY

  3. Barham, Henry (1670?-1726) Hortus Americanus... Kingston, Jamaica: printed and published by Alexander Aikman, 1794.
    LOCATION: QK225.B25
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  4. Barrelier, Jacques (1606-1673) Plantae per Galliam, Hispaniam et Italiam observatae... Parisiis: Ganeau, 1714.
    LOCATION: fQK41.B27 1714
    CATALOG ENTRY

  5. Barton, Benjamin Smith (1766-1815) Fragments of the natural history of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: printed for the author by Way & Groff, 1799.
    LOCATION: fQH105.P4B2 1799
    CATALOG ENTRY
    Later works of Benjamin Smith Barton can be found here.

  6. Bartram, William (1739-1823) Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida... The 2d ed. in London. Philadelphia: printed by James and Johnson, 1791; London, reprinted for J. Johnson, 1794.
    LOCATION: F213.B285 1794
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  7. Batsch, August Johann Georg Carl (1761-1802) Elenchvs fvngorvm... Halae Magdebvrgicae: apud Joannem J. Gebaver, 1783.
    LOCATION: QK608.G3B3 1783
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  8. Elenchi fvngorvm continvatio prima... Halae Magdebvrgicae: apud Joannem J. Gebaver, 1786.
    LOCATION: QK608.G3B3 1783
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  9. Elenchi fvngorvm continvatio secvnda... Halae Mgadebvrgicae, 1789.
    LOCATION: QK608.G3B3 1783
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  10. Bauhin, Johann (1541-1613) Historia plantarvm vniversalis... Ebrodvni, 1650-1751.
    LOCATION: fQK41.B35 1650
    CATALOG ENTRY

  11. Bauhin, Kaspar (1560-1624) Theatri botanici Caspari Bavhini... Basileae Helvet.: sumptibus et typis Ludovici Regis, 1623.
    LOCATION: QK41.B34 1623
    CATALOG ENTRY

  12. Theatri botanici sive Index in Theophrasti Dioscoridis, Plinii et botanicorvm... Basileae: impensis Joannis regis, 1671.
    LOCATION: QK41.B34 1671
    CATALOG ENTRY

  13. Theatri botanici... Ed. 2 emendatior. Basileae: impensis Joannis regis, 1671.
    LOCATION: QK41.B34 1671
    CATALOG ENTRY

  14. Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte. Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte, hrsg. von Ludwig Gottlieb Scriba. Frankfurt: Varrentrapp und Wenner, 1790-93.
    LOCATION: QL461.B36 1790
    CATALOG ENTRY

  15. Belon, Pierre (1517?-1564) De aquatilibus... Parisiis: apud C. Stephanum, 1553.
    LOCATION: QL615.B44 1553
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  16. Berkenhout, John (1730?-1791) Synopsis of the natural history of Great-Britain and Ireland. Being a 3d ed. of the Outlines, & c. cor. and considerably enl. London: T. Cadell [etc.] 1795.
    LOCATION: QH137.B5 1795
    CATALOG ENTRY

  17. Bernoulli, Jean, 1744-1807. Observations sur les oeufs de papillons. London: T. Cadell [etc.] 1795. [Paris, France : s.n.] 1778, 1788, 1813, 1818.
    LOCATION: QL562.B47 1778
    CATALOG ENTRY

  18. Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828) A general history of quadrupeds. Newcastle upon Tyne: S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, 1790.
    LOCATION: QL706.B5 1790
    CATALOG ENTRY

  19. A general history of quadrupeds. The 2d ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, 1791.
    LOCATION: QL706.B5 1791
    CATALOG ENTRY

  20. History of British birds. Newcastle: Beilby & Bewick, 1797-1804.
    LOCATION: QL690.G7B572 1797
    CATALOG ENTRY
    Later works of Thomas Bewick can be found here.

  21. Bianchi, Giovanni Paulo. De incessu marinorum echnorum ac de rebus quibusdam aliis marinis... Bononiensis: Scientiarum Instituti Academicum, [1765?]
    LOCATION: QL381.B577 1765
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  22. Bianchi, Simon Giovanni (1693-1775) De conchis minus notis liber. Ed. altera. Romae: in aedibvs Palladis I.P.A., 1760.
    LOCATION: QL403.B53 1760
    CATALOG ENTRY

  23. Blackstone, John (1712-1753) Specimen botanicum... Londini: typis G. Faden, 1746.
    LOCATION: QK41.B62 1746
    CATALOG ENTRY

  24. Blair, Patrick (d. 1728) Botanick essays... London, W. and J. Innys, 1720.
    LOCATION: QK41.B63 1720
    CATALOG ENTRY

  25. Bloch, Marcus Elieser (1723-1799) Ichthyologie... Berlin: chez l’auteur; [etc., etc.] 1785-1797.
    LOCATION: ffQL615.B65 1785
    CATALOG ENTRY

  26. Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich (1752-1840) Über den Bildungstrieb. Göttingen: bey Johann Christian Dieterich, 1789.
    LOCATION: QR86.5.B658
    CATALOG ENTRY
    Later works of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach can be found here.

  27. Boccone, Paolo (1633-1704) Museo di fisica e di esperienze... Venetia: I.B. Zuccato, 1697.
    LOCATION: QH41.B664
    CATALOG ENTRY

  28. Bochart, Samuel (1599-1667) Hierozoicon, sive Bipertitum opus de animalibus... Revisum... Francofurti ad Moenum: Johannis Dairdis Zunneri, 1675.
    LOCATION: fQL45.B664 1675
    CATALOG ENTRY

  29. Bock, Friedrich Samuel (1716-1786) Versuch einer kurzen Naturgeschichte, des preussischen Bernsteins und einer neuen wahrscheinlichen Erklarung seines Ursprunges. Konigsberg: Bey J. D. Zeisens wittwe und J. H. Hartungs erben, 1767.
    LOCATION: QE391.A5B665 1767
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  30. Boddaert, Pieter (b. ca. 1730) Epistola ad ... Johannem Burmannum ... de Chaetodonte argo... Amstelodami: apud Cornelium van Tongerlo, 1770.
    LOCATION: QL638.C48B63 1770
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  31. Boerhaave, Herman (1668-1738) Index alter plantarum quae in Horto academico Lugduno-Batavo aluntur conscriptus ab Hermanno Boerhaave... Lugduni Batavorum: J. Vander Aa, 1727.
    LOCATION: QK77.R5B672 1727
    CATALOG ENTRY

  32. Bolton, Joachim Friedrich (1718-1796) Museum Boltenianum... Hamburgi: typis Joahn. Christi. Trappii, [1798]
    LOCATION: QL406.2.B69 1798
    CATALOG ENTRY

  33. Bonnaterre, Pierre Joseph (ca. 1752-1804) Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature... Cétologie. Paris: chez Panckoucke, 1789.
    LOCATION: fQL737.C4B71 1789
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  34. Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature... Ophiologie. Paris: chez Panckoucke, 1790.
    LOCATION: fQL641.B69 1790
    CATALOG ENTRY

  35. Bonnet, Charles (1720-1793) The contemplation of nature. London: printed for T. Longman, T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt, 1766.
    LOCATION: QH45.B717 1766
    CATALOG ENTRY

  36. Oeuvres d’histoire naturelle et de philosophie. Neuchatel: S. Fauche, 1779-1783.
    LOCATION: QH9.B71 1779a
    CATALOG ENTRY

  37. Oeuvres d’histoire naturelle et de philosophie. Neuchatel: S. Fauche, 1779-1783.
    LOCATION: QH9.B71
    CATALOG ENTRY

  38. Bordeau, Antoine de (1693-1777) Dissertation sur les eaux minérales du Bearn. Paris: Quillau, 1750.
    LOCATION: QE362.B727 1750
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  39. Borkhausen, Moriz Balthasar. Naturgeschichte der Europäischen Schmetterlinge. Frankfurt: Barrentrapp und Wenner, 1788-1792.
    LOCATION: QL555.A1B734
    CATALOG ENTRY

  40. Born, Ignatz, Edler von (1742-1791) Testacea musei Caesarei vindobonensis... Vindobonae: sumptibus Joannis Pauli Kraus, 1780.
    LOCATION: ffQL403.B736 1780
    CATALOG ENTRY

  41. Bougainville, Louis Antoine de, comte (1729-1811) Voyage autour du monde, par le fregate du roi la Boudeuse, et la flute l’Etoile... Paris: Chez Saillant & Nyon, 1771.
    LOCATION: 508.3.B758v NOS 7-21-93
    CATALOG ENTRY

  42. Boutcher, William. A treatise on forest-trees... Edinburgh: printed by R. Fleming, 1775.
    LOCATION: SD391.B78 1775
    CATALOG ENTRY

  43. Boyle, Robert (1627-1691) The philosophical works of the Honourable Robert Boyle esq... London: W. and J. Innys, 1725.
    LOCATION: QC3.B8 1725
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  44. Boys, William (1735-1803) Testacea minuta rariora... London: printed by J. March, and sold by B. White, [1784]
    LOCATION: QL425.G7B793 1784
    CATALOG ENTRY

  45. Brahm, Nikolaus Joseph. Insektenkalender fü r Sammler und Oekonomen. Mainz: in der kurfurstl. privileg. Universitatsbuchhandlung, 1790-1791.
    LOCATION: QL467.B813
    CATALOG ENTRY

  46. Bridel-Brideri, Samuel Elisée de, baron (1761-1828) Mvscologia recentiorvm... Gothae: apud C. G. Ettingervm; Parisiis, apud Barrois ivniorem, 1797-1803.
    LOCATION: QK537.B7 1797
    CATALOG ENTRY
    Later works of Samuel Elisée de Bridel-Brideri can be found here.

  47. Brown, Peter (fl. 1776) New illustrations of zoology... London: B. White, 1776.
    LOCATION: fQL46.B87
    CATALOG ENTRY

  48. Brown, Thomas (1778-1820) Observations on the Zoonomia of Erasmus Darwin, M.D. Edinburgh: Mundell & son; [etc., etc.] 1798.
    LOCATION: QP29.B77 1798
    CATALOG ENTRY

  49. Bruguiere, Jean Guillaume (1750-1799) Histoire naturelle des vers. Paris: chez Panckoucke, 1792-1832.
    LOCATION: QL362.B9
    CATALOG ENTRY

  50. Brünnich, Morten Thrane (1737-1827) Entomologia... Kjobenhavn: Trykt hos A. H. Godiche, 1764.
    LOCATION: QL463.B82 1764
    CATALOG ENTRY

  51. Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de (1707-1788) Buffon’s Natural history, abridged... London: published for C. and G. Kearsley, 1792.
    LOCATION: QH45.B83 1792
    CATALOG ENTRY

  52. Histoire naturelle... Paris: de l’Imprimerie royale, 1749-1789.
    LOCATION: QH45.B77
    CATALOG ENTRY

  53. Histoire naturelle... nouvelle edition, accompagnee de notes... Paris: Dufart, An VII-XIII [1799-1805]
    LOCATION: QH45.B833 1799
    CATALOG ENTRY

  54. Natural history of birds, fish, insects, and reptiles... London, 1798.
    LOCATION: QH45.B835 1798
    CATALOG ENTRY

  55. Oeuvres complètes... Paris: l’Imprimerie royale, 1770-1789.
    LOCATION: QH45.B84 1770
    CATALOG ENTRY
    Later works of Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon can be found here.

  56. Bulliard, Pierre (1752-1793) Herbier de la France. Paris, A. J. Dugour & Durand, 1780-1795.
    LOCATION: fQK313.B87 1780
    CATALOG ENTRY

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Created: April 9, 1996   Updated May 13, 2005