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Scheuchzer, Johann Jacob

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  • Kupfer-Bibel, In welcher Die Physica Sacra, oder beheiligte Natur-Wissenschafft derer In Heil[ige] Schrifft vorkommenden natürlichen Sachen. Augsburg and Ulm: Christian Ulrich Wagner, 1731-1735
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FIRST EDITION, 4 volumes, folio (384 x 245mm.), engraved frontispiece, 2 mezzotint portraits, 760 engraved plates, contemporary red morocco, the rainbow in plate 66 coloured by hand, [Nissen ZBI 3660], joints and extremities somewhat worn

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Scheuchzer's scientific explanation of biblical history discusses events such as the creation, flood and various miracles in terms of physics, medicine and natural history. It also contains a taxonomy of all the plants and animals mentioned in the Bible.