Gesner resigned his post in 1734, and was succeeded by the Conrector, Joh.
I will show you a picture of this ring in Gesner's book when we get home.
Of all modern writers upon Natural History Gesner has done most to enlarge our knowledge in this science.
Gesner and Topsell both reproduce it, at later dates, but reversed.
Gesner has given only three cuts of monkeys, but was aware that there were several kinds, and distinguishes them in description.
Then, Gesner gives us varieties of Whales, of which we know nothing.
Gesner, however, has explained the words used by that author so clearly as to leave450 no doubt that Vossius judged too rashly.
Gesner also gives us (and so does Aldrovandus) pictures of the Monk and Bishop fishes.
John and I are going there to spend the evening next week; Miss Gesner asked him to bring me.
Again we are indebted to Gesner for the drawing of this Sea Monster.