Lot 9
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Ledermüller, Martin Frobenius

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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • Versuch bey angehender Frühlingszeit die Vergrösserungs Werckzeuge zum nützlich und angenehmen Zeitvertreib anzuwenden. Essai d'employer les instruments microscopiques avec utilité et plaisir dans la saison du Printems. Nuremberg: A.L. Wirsing, 1764
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FIRST EDITION, folio (400 x 295mm), hand-coloured engraved title-page with rococo border by Wirsing after Ledermüller, text in German and French, 12 hand-coloured engraved plates by Wirsing after Ledermüller, contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and red title-label, speckled edges, [Nissen BBI 1160; Hunt 581], light dampstain to lower margin of a few leaves, joints and edges rubbed, head of spine chipped

Catalogue Note

Ledermüller (1719-1769) produced the drawings himself for this study after the botanical artist Fossier. The plates depict microscopal views of plants, including the iris, rose, and ranunculus, alongside images of their component parts.

The author was German physician, lawyer, self-taught naturalist and keeper of the natural history collection of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Colmbach. He studied under the botanist Dr Christoph Jacob Trew.

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