Historia animalium Angliae tres tractatus unus de Araneis, alter de Conchleis tum Terrestribus tum Fluviatilibus, tertius de Conchleis Marinis. Quibus adjectus est Quartus deLapidibus ejusdem ...
Londini, Joh. Martyn, 1678. 4to (200 x 165mm). pp. (8), 250, (2), with 9 folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine with red gilt lettered label in 6 compartments (frontcover hinge splitting but firm).
First edition. The work has 4 sections, covering spiders, land snails, freshwater and saltwater mollusks and fossil shells. Martin Lister (1639-1712) was physician to Queen Anne. "It is in the publications of the Englishman Martin Lister that we first observe a sustained scientific approach to the study of molluscs... and this unpretentious beginning was followed in 1678, by a more ambitious work on spiders and molluscs of the British Isles" (Dance p. 23). Some minor worming at the inner margin not affecting text or illustration. Nissen ZBI, 2527.
Item nr. 9474
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