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John Ray
TRAVELS THROUGH THE LOW-COUNTRIES, GERMANY, ITALY & FRANCE by John Ray, 1738, VG
London: J. Walthoe, 1738. A VG+ remarkably fresh and very clean set of this scarce work. TRAVELS THROUGH THE LOW-COUNTRIES, GERMANY, ITALY & FRANCE by John Ray, 1738, VG TRAVELS THROUGH THE LOW-COUNTRIES, GERMANY, ITALY & FRANCE by John Ray, 1738, VG Click images to enlarge Description RAY, John [1628-1705] ; - Travels Through the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy and France, With Curious Observations, Natural, Topographical, Moral, Physiological, &c. Also a Catalogue of Plants, Found spontaneously growing in those Parts and their Virtues. To which is added, An Account of the Travels of Francis Willughby, Esq., Through great Part of Spain. London: Printed for J. Walthoe, et al.:1738, Second edition, Corected and Improved, 2 volumes, 8vo., [half-title, iv, 428pp.] + [half-title, x, 489pp., 44pp., 120pp.], half-titles and titles printed in red and black, 3 engraved plates (2 folding), 3 woodcut figures. woodcut ornaments. & initials. contemporary calf, professionally rebacked and corner tips skillfully repaired, gilt decorated spines in compartments. A VG+ remarkably fresh and very clean set of this scarce work. Keynes 22, 22a (incorrectly citing 68 leaves), and 96. Cox I pp. 106-07. Blake p. 372. Blackmer 1397 (1st Edn. of A Collection of Curious Travels, London: 1693). John Ray was an English naturalist, widely regarded as one of the earliest of the English parson-naturalists, and the man with whom "the adventure of modern science begins". For three years beginning in 1663, the celebrated English botanist and natural historian toured the Continent together with his younger Cam … [Click Below for Full Description]
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