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The Book of Nature; or, the History of Insects...
London: Printed for C.G. Seyffert, 1758. [iv], xx, [viii], 236, 153, lxiii, [12], engraved title vignette, 53 engraved plates. Hardback. Fo., cont. speckled calf, gilt tooled borders, raised bands to spine with gilt tooling to compartments, leather title-piece; some old scuff marks to boards. Small marginal tear to plate X, crease to lower corner of front endpaper and first few leaves, with small loss to corner of dedication leaf. Small contemporary book-plate. Fine clean copy. Including The Generation of the Frog, the History of the Ephemerus, the Changes of Flies, Butterflies, and Beetles....With the life of the author, by Herman Boerhaave... Translated from the Dutch and Latin original edition by Thomas Flloyd. Revised and improved by notes from Reaumur and others, by John Hill. First and only English edition of 'Biblia Naturae, sive Historia Insectorum', 1737-38. Swammerdam's detailed study of the anatomy of insects and other invertebrates (including a frog).Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680) was one of the most important 17th century Dutch scientists, a pioneer in the field of microscopy and insect anatomy. His works are renowned for their detailed depiction of the microscopic world of insects. [Nissen ZBI: 4057; Horn-Schenkling: 21797]
      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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