Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 372

 
Godefried Sell - Historia naturalis teredinis...1773


 
372
Godefried Sell
Historia naturalis teredinis...1773
Estimate:
€ 300 / $ 342
Sold:
€ 336 / $ 383

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Sell, G., Historia naturalis teredinis seu xylophagi marini, tubulo-conchoidis speciatim Belgici: cum tabulis ad vivum coloratis. With 4 folding (2 coloured) copper plates. Utrecht, H. Besseling 1733. Contemp. vellum. 4to. 17 ll., 353 pp., 5 ll.
Nissen 3801. - Agassiz IV, 312, 1. - First edition of the monography on shipworms,etc., which had caused great damages to ships and wooden constructions in harbours over centuries. - The two rep. coppers, as mentioned in Nissen are in coloured and in uncoloured state. - Foxed (especially at the beginning and the end and the plates), title and endpaper with old library stamps.

372
Godefried Sell
Historia naturalis teredinis...1773
Estimate:
€ 300 / $ 342
Sold:
€ 336 / $ 383

(incl. 20% surcharge)