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Lot nr:1023
Book nr:34188
Author:DE BOODT, Anselmus Boetius
Title:Gemmarum et lapidum historia
Town:Hanoviae
Publisher:Typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marnium & heredes Joannis Aubrii
Year:1609
Description:4to, [20] + 294 [i.e. 278] + [16] pp. Printer's device on title page and on last page. With engraved author's portrait on verso of title page (margin too short). With 31 woodcuts i.t. With 2 folding tables. Errors in pagination, foxing. Bound in full 18th c. calf, spine richly gilt, skillful rest. at top of spine and on upper board, marbled end papers
Note:First edition of this important textbook by Anselmus de Boodt (Bruges 1550-1632). He was responsible for establishing modern mineralogy. De Boodt was an avid mineral collector who travelled widely to various mining regions in Germany, Bohemia and Silesia to collect samples. His definitive work on the subject was the 'Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia' (1609). Ref. Krivatsy n 1539. Wellcome I, n 980
Price:€1200 - €1800
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