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THE GENERA VERMIUM, exemplified by Various Specimens of the Animals contained in the Orders of the Intestina and Mollusca Linnaei. by  James.: BARBUT - First Edition - 1783 - from Roger Middleton (SKU: 34778)

THE GENERA VERMIUM, exemplified by Various Specimens of the Animals contained in the Orders of the Intestina and Mollusca Linnaei.

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THE GENERA VERMIUM, exemplified by Various Specimens of the Animals contained in the Orders of the Intestina and Mollusca Linnaei.

by BARBUT, James.:

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London, printed for the author by James Dixwell, 1783.. FIRST EDITION 1783, parallel text in English and French, 4to, approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, additional engraved pictorial title page with French text under half page engraving and 11 hand coloured engraved plates, (several images on each plate) drawn from nature by James Barbut (Jaques Barbut), engraved title, printed title, pages:xx including list of subscribers, followed by 2 pages Apology, 1-101 plus blank page unnumbered, bound in full tree calf, rebacked in modern calf, maroon gilt lettered label and gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, gilt leaf scroll to edges of covers. Small hole page 87/88 repaired with archival tape with loss of a few words and letters, affecting the English text on recto and the French text on verso, slightly affecting the understanding of 5 short lines, offsetting to printed title from engraved title, offsetting to text from colour plates, colour plates clean, some light age-browning, some shallow nicks to fore-edges, hardly noticeable, evidence of removal of book-plate or label from front pastedown, endpapers and pastedowns a little dusty and lightly crinkled, last pastedown has small craze at outer edge, otherwise a very good copy. A second part was published separately 5 years later in 1788. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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Bookseller
Roger Middleton GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
34778
Title
THE GENERA VERMIUM, exemplified by Various Specimens of the Animals contained in the Orders of the Intestina and Mollusca Linnaei.
Author
BARBUT, James.:
Format/binding
Full tree calf
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Place of Publication
London, printed for the author by James Dixwell, 1783.
Date published
1783
Keywords
Marine life mollusca mollusques Linnaeus intestina cuttle-fish Medusa Sea Urchin marine biology

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Roger Middleton

We have been established booksellers for 42 years. We are a postal business only (strictly no callers). We are long-standing members of the P.B.F.A. the largest trade association for antiquarian booksellers in the UK. We wrap all our parcels in new materials and all our books are insured at our expense. Books may be returned if wrongly described, all costs will be met by us. ****PLEASE NOTE: POSTAGE WILL BE CHARGED AT COST, MEANING THAT POSTAGE WILL BE REDUCED ON PARCELS WEIGHING UNDER 1 KILO, AND IT WILL BE INCREASED ON MOST PARCELS WEIGHING MORE THAN 1 KILO****

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We are a postal business only, selling rare and antiquarian books on interesting subjects.

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