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Pallas, P. S.
Lyst der plant-dieren bevattende de algemeene schetzen der geslachten en korte beschrijvingen der bekende zoorten. Met de bygevoegde naamender schryveren. In het Latyn beschreeven door den hooggel. heer P. S. Pallas med. doct. Vertaald, en met aanmerkingen en afbeeldingen voorzien door P. Boddaert med. doct.
Verlag. Utrecht, A. Van Paddenburg en J. van Schoonhoven, 1768. 8vo (21.5 x 14.2 cm). 624 pp. [50, 574] four folded, engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over floral-stamped boards. Spine with five raised bands and black morocco label with gilt title. First Dutch translation - and first illustrated edition - of Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) work Elenchus zoophytorum sistens generum adumbrationes generaliores et specierum cognitarum succintas descriptiones, cum selectis auctorum synonymis, with a detailed classification of corals and sponges. The Dutch naturalist and medical doctor Pieter Boddaert (1733-1795) added comments and fine engravings. The boards, stamped in two colours, are exceptional. Uncut. Small old private owner's label on the front pastedown. Plate 4 bound before 1-3. Some light foxing in the text and the margins of the plates. Small chip in the right outer margin of the title without text loss. A very good copy of a very uncommon and scientifically important book. Nissen Zbi, 3067 Stafleu and Cowan, 7222.
Bookseller: Bookdael [Netherlands]
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