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68 2689 Entomology Rösel van Rosenhof A J
68 2689 Entomology  Rösel van Rosenhof A J
68 2689 Entomology  Rösel van Rosenhof A J
68/2689 [Entomology]. Rösel van Rosenhof, A.J. De Natuurlyke Historie der Insecten. Voorzien met naar 't Leven getekende en gekleurde Plaaten. Vol. I-IV. Haarlem/ Amst., C.H. Bohn/ H. de Wit, (1764-1788), 4 parts in 7 vols., 3 contemp. handcol. frontisp. and 273 (of 288) lvs. w. contemp. handcol. plates, contemp. unif. gilt hcalf w. black mor. letterpiece, large 4to.

- Vol. III lacks 2 lvs. w. col. plates (pl. 31-33 of the nocturnal butterflies); vol. IV incomplete, lacks title-p., 20 prelim. lvs., portrait and p.149-220 and the accomp. 13 plates (pl. XXVIII-XL); two plate lvs. loose; some plates sl. foxed in margins, otherwise contents very fine. Bindings sl. worn along extremities; corners showing.

= Hagen II, 84; Junk, Rara 162; Nissen, ZBI 3467; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 161. Famous work on insects, translated from the original German edition (1740-1746) by C.F.C. Kleemann, the son-in-law of the author, with the same plates. This Dutch edition is considered to be preferable to the German edition: (much) larger size on thicker paper and better colouring by Kleemann and his wife Katharina Barbara Rösel von Rosenhof. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.

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