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Lugduni Batavorum, Georg. Jac. Wishoff, 1753.. IN SUAS CLASSES, GENERA ET SPECIES, Iconibus singulorum Generum aeri incisis illustrata accedit LUCUBRATIUNCULA de FORMATIONE, CREMENTO et COLORIBUS TESTARUM QUAE SUNT COCHLIDUM ET CONCHARUM. TUM COMMENTARIOLUM in locum PLINII Hist. Nat Libr; ix Cap xxxiii De CONCHARUM DIFFERENTIIS. DENIQUE Sciagraphia Methodi ad Genus SERPENTIUM ordinate digerendrum. FIRST EDITION 1753, in three parts. 4to, 275 x 220 mm, 11 x 8¾ inches, folding engraved portrait of Klein, 12 folding plates of shells, many images on each plate, plus 1 small engraving in the text, pictorial initials (historiated) and head and tail pieces, title page printed in red and black, pages: [10], 177, [35], 44, 16, [2], full contemporary calf, gilt decoration between raised bands, speckled edges. Binding rubbed with a few small scuffs and scratches, lacks title label on spine, upper hinge cracked but holding firmly, corners bumped and worn at tips, light age-browning throughout, the names of the shells have been neatly listed in old ink on the large inner blank margins, light foxing to plates and a few very small pale stains to 3 plates, otherwise a very good copy. Jacob Theodor Klein, nickname Plinius Gedanensium (15 August 1685 ? 27 February 1759) was a Royal Prussian jurist, historian, botanist, mathematician and diplomat in the service of Polish King August II the Strong. Klein studied natural history and used his position as the secretary of the city of Danzig to found a botanical garden there (now called Ogród Botaniczny w Oliwie). For his work in the field of natural science, Klein had been awarded the membership of several scientific societies, including the Royal Society in London and the Danzig Research Society. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
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