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Elephantographia curiosa editio altera auctior - Petri von Hartenfels, Georg Ch - 1723. 
Quarto, 206x162mm., 284,  pages plus 28 engravings, extra to pagination, signed 'Jacob Petrus', comprising one double-page, 26 full-page and one half-page engraving.Includes the plate preceding page 223 which is often missing or censored to hide the phallus.Splendid engraved half-title 'T. F. Hiltebrandt delin', 'Jacob Petrus Sculpsit Erffurti'.Title-page in red and black, repaired at lower foredge corner, not affecting text, and with old strengthening on verso.Minor repair at top gutter edge of Plate facing p.36 with slight loss.Delightful, decorative head- and tail-pieces.This important first monograph on elephants was originally published in 1715.However, this 1723 edition, with its new title-page and index, is considered to be superior.Tanned in places, as usual with German printing of this period.
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