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De Animalibus Insectis Libri septem cum singulorum Iconibus ad vivum expressis

by Aldrovandi, Ulisse

  • Hardback £2,950.00
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  • Catalogue No : 44124
  • Published : 1638
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : [10], [2-blank] 767, [1], [44]
  • Publisher : Apud Clementem Ferronium
  • Published In : Bononiae [Bologna]
  • Illustrations : engraved title, c. 700 woodcuts, some full page


Second edition. Colophon also dated 1638. First published in 1602, this was the first book to be published on insects and established entomology as a science.

Nissen ZBI 66.


Folio (360x240mm), cont. calf boards, rebacked, raised bands to spine, new endpapers (with small window cut to show contemporary inscription on original endpaper beneath), corners restored, some scuffing/staining. Recent tissue guards inserted between a few leaves at beginning and end. Some light browning, occasional spotting, but generally a very clean example.

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