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A COMPANION

TO THE

LONDON MUSEUM

AND

PANTHERION,

CONTAINING

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION

OF UPWARDS OF

FIFTEEN THOUSAND NATURAL AND FOREIGN

CURIOSITIES, ANTIQUITIES,

AND

PRODUCTIONS OF THE FINE ARTS;

NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION IN

The Egyptian Leinple,

PICCADILLY, LONDON,
By WILLIAM BULLOCK,

Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, of the Werneriun Society of Naturul

History of Edinburgh, and Honorary Member of the Dublin Society.

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The full value given for rare and uncommon Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Shells, Old Paintings, Carvings on Wood or Ivory, Stained Glass, ancient and foreign Arms and Armour, or any uncommon production of Art or Nature.

ADDRESS

Mr. Bullock respectfully begs leave to solicit the attention and patronage of the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public, to an Establishment for the advancement of the Science of Natural History, which in magnitude and expense, he presumes, is unparalleled, as the work of an individual.

The very flattering and general approbation which honoured the Exhibition of his MUSEUM, on its opening in a temporary situation in London, was a convincing proof that bis future efforts for the extension and improvement of the Collection would be duly appreciated. His exertions to obtain articles of rarity and interest, have, therefore, been unceasing. In most departments, the subjects have been doubled in number ; the specimens are choice, in the highest possible preservation, and are arranged according to the Linnæan system. They consist of upwards of Fifteen Thousand species of Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, Shells, Corals, &c. &c. collected during twenty years of unwearied application, and at an expense exceeding thirty thousand pounds.

In adapting the Edifice which Mr. BULLOCK has just completed for the present collection, by displaying it advantageously for the Study of the Naturalist, the Instruction of the Curious, and the Amusement of those who are delighted in viewing the Beauties of Nature, or the Curiosities of Art, he has endeavoured to render it worthy of the British Metropolis, whilst he has also provided the means for enlargement, as future additions shall accumulate.

One department of the Museum (the Pantherion) completed with much labour and great expence, is entirely novel, and presents a scene altogether grand and interesting. Various animals, as tlie lofty Giraffa, the Lion, the Elephant, the Rhinocerous, &c. are exhibited as ranging in their native wilds and forests; whilst exact Models, both in figure and colour, of the rarest and most luxuriant Plants from every clime, give all the appearance of reality ; the whole being assisted with a panoramic effect of distance and appropriate scenery, affording a beautiful illustration of the luxuriance of a torrid clime.

The Museums of France have been enriched with the spoils of nearly the whole Continent, and

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