De Salamandrae terrestris vita, evolutione, formatione tractatus.
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Berolini, sumtibus Dunckeri et Humblotii, 1827. Folio (410 x 265mm). pp. ix, (3), 60, with 3 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth spine with publisher's printed boards.
rare and early treatise on the salamander
This is a rare and early treatise on the salamander. We have only found reference of 2 copies sold. One was offered for sale by Sabbot cat. 12 no. 164 and a copy from the Adrian Crane collection (Bibliomania Cat. 5 no. 15). The hand-coloured plates are extremely bright and detailed for all the internal structures (circulation, muscular, digestive & nervous systems). Title with stamp 'annullato'.
B.M. (Nat. Hist.) II, p. 631.