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SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob
Kupfer-Bibel, In welcher Die Physica Sacra, Oder Geheiligte Natur-Wissenschafft Derer In Heil Schrifft vorkommenden Natürlichen Sachen, Deutlich erklärt und bewährt . . . ausgegeben und verlegt durch J. A. Pfeffel.
Augsburg, Ulm: Christian Ulrich Wagner, 1731. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1731, 1733, 1735. 4 parts bound in 4 volumes. Folio (390 x 250 mm). Complete with 760 copper engravings on 758 plates plus 3 frontispieces. Vol. I: pp. [56], 1-276, half-title, letterpress title, engraved allegorial frontipsiece by Sperl after Joh. Daniel Preisler, frontispiece mezzotint portrait of the author by Pintz after Georg. de Marees, and 174 engravings on 172 plates numbered I-CLXXIV including 2 double-page (engravings no. 37, 38, 39 on single sheet), plus 3 bis-plates (numbered 39A, 99B, 133A), Plate 66 with the rainbows hand-coloured. Vol. II: pp. [8], 277-672, 189 engraved plates numbered CLXXV-CCCLXIV including 1 double-page, plus 4 bis-plates (numbered 217A, 223A, 340A, 340B). Plate no. 340 skipped. Vol. III: pp. [8], 1-736, 210 engraved plates numbered CCCLXV-DLXXV including 2 double-page, plus 5 bis-plates (numbered 446A, 446B, 446C, 463A, 470A. Plate no. 446 skipped. Vol. IV: pp. [8], 737-1426, [80], frontispiece portrait of the author and 175 engraved plates (numbered DLXXVI-DCCL). Bound in uniform contemporary full calf, each spine with 6 raised bands and gilt-lettered label in first compartment, boards and spines ruled in blind, upper joints of vol. I and II cracked but cords firmly holding, corners bumped and scuffed. Little browning and occasional marginal spotting of text and plates in vol. IV and second half of vol. III, otherwise quite crisp and bright. Vol. I with closed tear to leaf Aa2 (without loss). Page 103 of vol. III with brown staining in fore-ma … [Click Below for Full Description]
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