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Contains eight plates, a letter and the main paper.

Subject: Zoology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Observations on the structure and oeconomy of whales. By John Hunter, Esq. F. R. S. communicated by Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. F. R. S;'

Read 28 June 1787

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Ink on paper and eight plates
Page extent
152 pages

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John Hunter

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John Hunter, Paper, 'Observations on the structure and economy of whales' by John Hunter, 1787, L&P/9/62, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 20 May 2024

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