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DE INSECTIS IN METHODUM REDACTUS, CUM NOTULARUM ADDITIONE, with HISTORIAM ANIMALIUM ANGLIA.
London, Excudebat R.E. sumptibus S. Smith, ad Insignia Principis in Coemeterio D. Pauli, 1685.. LATIN EDITION EDITED by M. LISTER with his ADDED APPENDIX, 1685. Ex Library copy from the Birmingham Medical Institute. Small 8vo, approximately 185 x 120 mm, 7¼ x 4½ inches, 21 engraved plates, 14 to the first part and 7 in the Appendix, separate title page and pagination to Appendix, pages: [7], [1,blank], 1-356, [4], 1-45, [1] verso of page 45 blank, bound in plain vellum, no title to spine, gilt library stamp to foot of spine. Binding slightly dusty and stained, pale library stamps to title page and plates, a few plates have 2 pale library stamps, a few plates and text page just affected by pale stain to lower corners, a few margins a little dusty, 1 new free endpaper on matching old paper, 2 top margins trimmed off but no loss to images, 1 outer margin trimmed, no loss of image, library book-plate on first pastedown, overall a very good copy. Martin Lister edited this edition for the Royal Society, and supplied the appendix on marine life. Martin Lister (1639?1712) was a prominent Fellow of the Royal Society who was made an honorary MD in 1684. In later in life he moved to London, where he acted as Vice-President of the Royal Society and also as Censor of the Royal College of Physicians. In 1697?78 he travelled abroad, and finally retired to Epsom, where he continued to transact voluminous correspondence. Lister was one of the most high-profile and well-connected naturalists of the age. His letters thus provide a unique window onto early enlightenment cultures of medicine and natural philosophy throughout Britain and continental Europe. See Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 8, page 416. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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