RARE BOOKS AT CANTERBURY. Wonders of Art and Nature

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‘The Wonders of Nature and Art;  being an account of  whatever is most curious and remarkable throughout the world; whether relating to its animals, vegetables, minerals, volcano’s, cataracts, hot and cold springs, and other parts of natural history; or to the buildings, manufacturers, inventions, and discoveries of its inhabitants.’

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Published in 1750 by Samuel Birt, London,  ‘ The Wonders of Art and Nature‘ is a four volume edition with beautiful copperplate illustrations throughout. A collection of writings by historians, travellers, geographers and philosophers, it notes their observations and reflections.

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These volumes detail a fascinating insight, recording and capturing a world in detail from another time.

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