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PALLAS, Peter Simon Lyst der plant-dieren, bevattende...

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PALLAS, Peter Simon Lyst der plant-dieren, bevattende de algemeene schetzen der geslachten en korte beschrvingen der bekende zoorten [...]. Utrecht A. van Paddenburg; J. van Schoonhoven 1768 8vo: 50-574 pp.; 4 pl. (sm. chip in right outer margin of title without loss of text, pl. 4 bound before pl. 1-3, foxing on text and in marg. of pl., sm. marg. holes). Contemp. quarter calf, floral-stamped paper on covers, spine with raised bands and black morocco title label (corners and edges bumped, spine rubbed). Partly unopened copy. First Dutch translation - and first ill. ed. - of Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) work "Elenchus zoophytorum sistens generum adumbrationes generaliores et specierum cognitarum succintas descriptiones" with a detailed classification of corals and sponges. The Dutch naturalist and medical doctor Pieter Boddaert (1733-1795) added comments and 4 fine folding engr. Ref. Nissen (ZBI) 3067. - Stafleu & Cowan IV:7222(1). Prov. J. H. Krelage (collector's label).