Lot 314* - A188 Books - Tuesday, 26. March 2019, 02.00 PM
I. Third edition, the first with french-latin texts. Enlarged with 12 plates in comparison to first edition 1705. - II. First folio-edition with french text of "Histoire des Insectes. Usually with 4 (and three times with 3) engravings on each plate. - Fine copy with wide margins, a few fingermarks in places. - Provenance: Another engraving (probably a proof copy) by Merian mounted as an Exlibris to inner cover, dated 1697. - Therein ownership inscription by british medic H[enry] W[illiam] Livett (1814-1901), Wells.
CHF 60 000 / 90 000 | (€ 60 000 / 90 000)
Sold for CHF 132 500 (including buyer’s premium)
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