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Giants. 'Gigantologia or A Treatise of Giants'

Reference code
MSS/0299
Title
Giants. 'Gigantologia or A Treatise of Giants'
Date
c.1730
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. iii + 90. Quarto. Leather, red, gilt-tooled. Inscribed 'Bibliotheca Palmeriana Londini 1747' (fol. iii, erased). Bookplate of Ralph, 2nd Earl Verney, 3rd Viscount Fermanagh (d. 1791), fol. ii.
Scope and content
Gigantologia or A Treatise of Giants', with later additions. Inscription, fol. iii, 'Hic liber scriptus erat a Radolpho Palmer, patre, 1730'. The work is a compilation of references to men, animals, trees, etc., of unusual stature, mainly derived from bibliographic sources but including some personal information, accounts of discoveries of giant skeletons, bones, teeth, etc., and information from monumental inscriptions. There are incidental references to excavations.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/299