Due to government restrictions, you may only visit with members of your household, not as a mixed group. If you need to rebook your visits, please contact us at 020 7300 8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 10am – 5pm
The Genera Vermium Exemplified By Various Specimens Of The Animals Contained In The Orders of the Intestina et Mollusca Linnæi. Drawn From Nature By James Barbut ...
London:: Printed For The Author By James Dixwell, In St. Martin's Lane. And Sold By John Sewell, Bookseller In Cornhill; B. White and Son, Fleet Street; and P. Elmsley in the Strand., M.DCC.LXXXIII
xx [i.e. xxii], 101,  p., add. engr. t.-pl., 11 hand-col. etch. pl. ; 26.6 cm. (4°).
Between pp. [xvi] and [xvii] is inserted a two-page 'Apology', with unnumbered recto and verso numbered 'ii'.
A second part of this work appeared in 1788 entitled The genera vermium of Linnaeus part 2d : Exemplified by several of the rarest and most elegant subjects in the orders of the testacea, lithophyta, and zoophyta animalia.
[Add. engr. t.-pl., t.-p.] - Preface - Apology - Index Alphabeticus Generum - Explicatio Tabularum - Description of the Ornaments which surround the Plates - Directions to the Binder - [Text, with pl.] - Index.
Plate 10 is signed as drawn and engraved by Jas. Barbut. All others are signed as drawn by Jas. Barbut and engraved by James Newton, apart from the added engraved title-plate, signed as engraved by T. Woodman and H. Mutlow, and Plate 6, signed as engraved by J. Taylor.
In the Apology Barbut states that, unable to procure some animals, he has turned to literary sources, and acknowledges the assistance of T. Pennant, Dr. Bohadsch, Seba and Mr J. Clancy, Master in the Royal Navy.
A publication-date of 1783 is carried by title-page, title-plate and plate 1. But a date of 1784 is carried by an Apology, inserted between pages [xvi] and [xvii].
The French title is given on the added engraved title-plate: 'Les Genres des Vers exemplifiés par divers échantillons des Animaux contenus aux Ordres des Intestins et Mollusques de Linné. Dessinés d'après Nature par Jaques Barbut'. The text is in English and French throughout.
All plates (apart from the added title-plate) are hand-coloured.
A microfilm of this book was made by the British Library in 1989 (Neg. PB.Mic.C.9097).
Acquired between 1784 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.
18th-century mottled calf; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Barbut's Genera Vermium'.
Worms - Molluscs - Animals
Manuals - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century