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Jean Christofle Keller - Histoire de la mouche commune de nos appartemens - 1756

Jean Christofle Keller - Histoire de la mouche commune de nos appartemens - 1756

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Jean Christofle Keller - Histoire de la mouche commune de nos appartemens - 1756
Illustrated, Natural History, Science (general), Entomology - Quantity: 1

A volume in folio (31.7 x 22.5 cm) 34 pages, including the title page, 4 copper engraved PLATES, period hand illumination.

Period hazel morocco leather. Triple gold ornamental bar on the covers. Spine with ribs, embossing, and red label.

First French edition, originally printed in German in 1766. Text by Gleichen-Russworm, and paintings and engravings by Keller.

Gleichen, a German naturalist, studied under the microscope the structure, composition and particularities of the common fly.

Good copy. Very clean, with a beautiful binding and careful period illumination.

Nissen, ZBI, 1592; Percheron, Bibliographie entomologique, page 202. It is the work of extreme rarity. There is no record of a copy for sale in recent years.

The full title on the cover: Histoire de la mouche commune de nos appartemens, par l'auteur des nouvelles découvertes dans le regne vegetal, avec quatre planches enluminées, donné au public par… peintre à Nuremberg

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Entomology, Illustrated, Natural History, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Jean Christofle Keller
Book Title
Histoire de la mouche commune de nos appartemens
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1756
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Nuremberg, s.i.
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
34
Dimensions
317×225 mm
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