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Books, Maps, Manuscripts & Photography

8th March 2019 | 10:00AM | Crewkerne Salerooms

Lot 312

Merian, Maria Sibylle. Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium, titles in Latin and French, printed in red and black, each with engraved vignette, 72 engraved plates, many loose, occasionally soiled, plate 6 torn with significant loss, plate 18 with tears to fore-edge, plate 45 with tear to lower margin, plates 70-72 with margins torn and folded, occasionally extending into image, E1 heavily creased, Q1 with small tear to margin, R1 torn, S1-2 heavily torn and creased with some loss, dedication leaf, without frontispiece, folio, The Hague: Pierre Gosse, 1726, bound tĂȘte-bĂȘche with; Histoire des insects de l'Europe, half-title, title printed in red and black, 161 engravings on 41 leaves only, lacking engravings nos. 149-152 and nos. 161-181, partially loose, a few with fore-edge repaired or with minor tears, folio, Amsterdam: Jean Frederic Bernard, 1730, contemporary boards, worn
£10000 - £15000
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