Temminck | Verhandeling over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche Bezittingen, 1839-1844, 3 volumes bound in 5
Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000 GBP
TEMMINCK, COENRAAD JACOB
Verhandeling over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche Bezittingen. Leiden: S. and J. Luchtmans and C.C. van der Hoek, 1839-1844]
FIRST EDITION, folio (425 x 283mm.), 3 volumes bound in 5, total of 258 plates on 257 leaves, comprising:
Land- en Volkenkunde, 2 volumes, 86 plates on 85 leaves (some coloured, many of the topographical views on india paper, plate 14 in 2 states, plate 61 duplicated, plate 67 numbered in ink, plate 84 and 85 together on double-page), 4 maps (mostly hand-coloured in outline, one double-page), plates and maps loose in portfolio, lacking pp. i-iv, pp.v-viii loosely inserted,
Zoologie, 2 volumes, 102 plates, (mostly hand-coloured) lacking one text leaf,
Botanie, 70 plates (mostly hand-coloured, one loosely inserted), register leaf at end,
bound in uniform contemporary green morocco-backed pebbled boards gilt, (plates to volume one loose in uniform portfolio), spotting or browning, rubbed, portfolio slightly worn, sold not subject to return
A HANDSOMELY ILLUSTRATED WORK ON INDONESIA. The detailed "publications of the scientific results of the explorations of the Natural History Commission of the Netherlands Indies, under the general editorship of Temminck" (Landwehr).
Landwehr, Studies in Dutch Books 454
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