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SWAMMERDAM, Jan.
Ephemeri vita of afbeeldingh van 's menschen leven, vertoont in de wonderbaarelijcke en nooyt gehoorde historie van het vliegent ende een-dagh-levent haft of oever-aas.Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1675. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.
- Horn & Schenkling 21796; Schierbeek, Swammerdam, p. 45 ff.; Wood, p. 589; cf. DSB XIII, pp. 168-175. First edition of Jan Swammerdam's (1637-1680) last entomological work published during his life. A study on the mayfly under the influence of the Flemish mystic Antoinette Bourignon. On the one hand a careful scientific study, but on the other hand with moral and ethical conclusions on men's existence and behaviour. The work opens with a letter in French and Dutch from Antoinette Bourignon, and includes several poems. With the ownership's inscription of Johannes van Rijckevorsel (1654-1732?), a modern illustration of Van Rijckevorsel as painted by W. van den Eertbruggen and 19th-century owner's or bookseller's notations on the second flyleaf. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]
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