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Merrem, Blasius
BEYTRÄGE ZUR BESONDERN GESCHICHTE DER VÖGEL GESAMMELT VON BLASIUS MERREM. GÖTTINGEN AND LEIPZIG, 1784–1786
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
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Merrem, Blasius
BEYTRÄGE ZUR BESONDERN GESCHICHTE DER VÖGEL GESAMMELT VON BLASIUS MERREM. GÖTTINGEN AND LEIPZIG, 1784–1786
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
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Merrem, Blasius
BEYTRÄGE ZUR BESONDERN GESCHICHTE DER VÖGEL GESAMMELT VON BLASIUS MERREM. GÖTTINGEN AND LEIPZIG, 1784–1786
2 parts in one volume, large 4to (340 x 300mm.), 12 hand coloured engraved plates, pencil captions at foot, original wrappers, 2 paper flaws in text, one small, one large, neither affecting text, final text leaf of part 2 mis-bound after title
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Provenance

Adolph Ulrich Grill (1752 –1797, Swedish ironworks owner and natural history collector), inkstamp

Literature

Anker 333; Nissen IVB 622; Wood, p.460; Zimmer, p.429

Catalogue Note

“A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT ITEM” (Wood). THE FIRST COMPLETE COPY TO APPEAR AT AUCTION IN OVER 40 YEARS; only the Martin copy (which had a plate in facsimile) is recorded in ABPC. The present copy would appear to be a mixed issue, the first part (1784) with German text, while the second part (1786) is in Latin.

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