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Essai sur l'histoire naturelle des corallines, et d'autres productions marines du même genre, qu'on trouve communément sur les cotes de la Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande (first French edition of An Essay towards a Natural History of the Corallines)
A La Haye: Chez Pierre de Hondt, 1756. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition in the French language, 1756, published a year after the London 1755 edition. 4to, original calf with heavily gilt decorated spine compartments, gilt rule to boards, xvi, 125 (3) pp, with colored full plate frontispiece and 39 numbered colored plates, five of which are folding. Very good copy with light wear to outer joints, neat rice paper reinforcement to front inner hinge, contents very good, occasional spots and fox marks, faint cigar smoke odor, all edges gilded, has publisher's catalogue at rear. A classic of marine biology and natural history.
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