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Lot 1155: CONCHOLOGY -- BIANCHI, G.P.S. (J. Plancus). De conchis minus notis liber cu
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
CONCHOLOGY -- BIANCHI, G.P.S. (J. Plancus). De conchis minus notis liber cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini. Venice, J.B. Pasquali, 1739. 88 p. W. woodcut ti-vign. & 5 fold. engr. plates. 4°. Later green h. mor. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (W. unobtrusive perforation stamp on ti-p. and on the sectional title of p. 47, small stamp on v° plates (not shining through), else a fine copy). Giovanni Bianchi (1693-1775), Italian physician. Beside his medical activity he cultivated his interests in natural sciences. This book is divided in two parts, the first of which contains the description of several species of animals found on the Adriatic shores near Rimini; most of them are molluscs. The second part is a description of the phenomena of ebb and tide observed on the shore of Rimini, which are situated near the delta of the Po, the largest Italian river. - First edition. BMC II, 1176; Nissen, ZBI, 356; Cole, 1439.
Estimated Price: € 450