Lot 1172: MASSUET, P. Recherches interessantes sur l'origine, la formation, le develo
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
MASSUET, P. Recherches interessantes sur l'origine, la formation, le developpement, la structure, &c. des diverses especes de vers à tuyau, qui infestent les vaisseaux, les digues, &c. de quelques-unes des Provinces Unies. Amst., F. Changuion, 1733. viii, 233, (13) pp. W. fold. engr. plate. Cont. cf. w. red edges. (Bind. slightly chafed and w. a few tiny holes, margins a bit stained at the beginning, slightly browned/foxed). Only edition, a Dutch translation was published in the same year. Interesting work on tube- or pipe-worms which damaged the wooden quays in the Dutch harbours and ports but also the sailing ships. On all aspects of the tube-worms including biological aspects as habitat and reproduction and of course aspects of hydraulic engineering. - Blake, 292; Hirsch IV, 113; cf. NHSM cat., 735 (Dutch ed.).
Estimated Price: € 200