Archibald Simson. Hieroglyphica Animalium Terrestrium, Natatilium, Reptilium, Insectorum … quæ in Scripturis Sacris Inveniuntur … Edinburgh: Thomas Finlayson, 1622 [i.e. 1624]. [catalog record]
Gift of Isaiah Thomas and Hannah Mather Crocker, 1814.
The Mather library was said to number some 7,000 volumes at Cotton Mather’s death in 1728. By 1814 only 900 volumes remained with his grand-daughter Hannah Mather Crocker. Simson’s work, which describes all of the animals mentioned in the Bible, bears on the title page the ownership signature of three generations of Mathers -- Increase (“Crescentius”), Cotton and Nathaniel.
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