London: 1660. Print. A woodcut of an elephant from an unknown work, chapter XXV, page 623. The verso has 4 paragraphs of descriptive text describing its size, eating habits, etc. "He hath a tail like a Buffle, but not very rough, some three hands breadth long; wherefore they would be much troubled with Flies and Wasps, but that Nature hath recompensed the shortness of their tails by another way; for when they find themselves molested they contract their skin so strongly, that they suffocate and kill these little Creatures taken in the wrinkles thereof..." "They are of so unbridled a nature, that they cannot endure any head-stall or reins; therefore you must suffer them to take the course and way they please." "...yet they may be more speedily and easily tamed than other Beasts... and taught to do many things..."
8 1/2 x 13 1/2", browned at edges, some ruffling at top and bottom. Item #28282