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TRAITE ANATOMIQUE DE LA CHENILLE, qui ronge le bois de saule,
The Hague: Pierre Gosse Jr. & Daniel Pinet, & Marc Michel Rey, a Amsterdam, 1762.. The Hague: Pierre Gosse Jr. & Daniel Pinet, & Marc Michel Rey, a Amsterdam, 1762.. augmente d'une explication abregee des planches et d'une description de l'instrument et des outils dont l'auteur s'est servi pour anatomiser a la loupe et au microscope, et pour determiner la force de ses verres, suivant les regles de l'optique et mechaniquement. Second and best edition 1762 with engraved plate and 24 page description of the microscope used by Lyonet, FRENCH TEXT. James Sowerby, Naturalist, this copy from Sowerby's Museum. 4to, approximately 270 x 215 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, 18 engraved folding plates by Lyonet, plus 1 engraved plate unnumbered (microscope), title page printed in red and black, pages: xxiv, 1-40, 1-587, 3 unnumbered pages of Indice, divisional half-title, Avis au Relieur, 589-616, rebound in full modern panelled calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decorated spine, red edges. Occasional foxing and age-browning to margins, some pages a little dusty at edges, otherwise a very good copy of this monograph on the Goat Moth. At the top of the title page in neat ink hand it states Sowerby's Museum. James Sowerby the famous naturalist laid the foundation for a museum at the rear of his house from his own collection and donations from other scientist of the day. See Brunet, Manuel du Libraire, 6088; Garrison and Morton's Medical Bibliography 2nd edition, 305; Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Medical Library, Volume 3, page 564. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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