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JONSTON (John)
Historiae naturalis de quadrupedibus [et] De piscibus et cetis [and] De exanguibus aquaticis [and] De avibus [and] De insectis [and] De serpentibus
Amsterdam: Johann Jacob Schipper, 1757-1755. The last encylopedia of the animal reign of 17th century 6 parts in 2 folio volumes (37,6x22,6 cm) ; I. 6 [including engraved title], (2), 163, (1) pages and 80 plates, then 5 [dont le titre gravé], (3), 160 pages et 48 planches, et 58, (2) pages et 20 planches ; et de II. (12) [including engraved title], 160 pages and 62 plates, then (8) [including engraved title], 147, (1) pages and 28 plantes, and 37, (1) pages and 12 plates. 250 plates in total and 4 engraved titles ; contemporary mottled roan, gilt spine with raised bands.A very good set in contemporary uniform binding of the second edition of the Historiae Naturalis, fully complete with its 250 plates and 4 engraved titles.Jonston's work compiles all the knowledge from Plinus the Elder to Gesner and Aldrovandi. His Historiae naturalis is also valuable for the splendid and prolific illustrations of animals by Matthäus Merian.
Bookseller: Le Zograscope [France]
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