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Beschreibung von allerley Insecten in Teutsch-Land, nebst nützlichen Anmerckungen und nöthigen Abbildungen von diesem Kriechenden und Fliegenden Inländischen Gewürme, zur Bestätigung und Fortsetzung der gründlichen Entdeckung, so einige von der Natur dieser Creaturen heraus gegeben ...
Berlin, Verlegts Christ. Gottl. Nicolai, 1730-(1721)-1738. 13 parts (bound in 1 volume). Royal-8vo (202 x 165 mm). pp. (6), 40; (4), 45; (6), 39; (8), 45; (6), 51, (5); (12), 34; (10), 31; (8), 42; (8), 38; (8), 25, (5); (8), 34; (8), 44; (10), 35, (5), with 13 printed titles, the first in red and black, 13 charming engraved vignettes and 274 engravings on 40 plates (in a few cases there are 2 plates on one leaf). Contemporary vellum (some skilfull repairs). The first important German treatise on insects' (Miall p. 240). Johann Leonard Frisch (1666-1743) was director of a Berlin gymnasium and author of several dictionaries. He is remembered as the introducer of the mulberry into Prussia. The present work was issued over a period of 18 years describing some 300 different insects. The fine plates were engraved after Frisch's own drawings, some by Philip Jacob his son./'Frisch was a careful and diligent observer, bent not merely upon observing, but upon interpreting the facts of structures and habit. He takes one insect at a time, describes its external features, figures it in all stages, if possible, and tells all that he has been able to discover about its mode of life' (Miall pp. 240-1). It is very rare to find a fine copy of this book, which is mostly found in poor condition, like the present copy. Our copy is somewhat browned and the upper margins at the beginning and end of the book have been grawned by mice, not affecting the text. The first part is a second issue as is often the case with this book, the other parts are in the first issue.//Hagen I, 254; Nissen ZBI, 1436; Miall, L.C., The early naturalists, their lives and work (1580-1789), pp. 240-244).
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