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Schäffer, Jacob Christian (1718-1790) Die Sattelfliege.

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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Schäffer, Jacob Christian (1718-1790) Die Sattelfliege. Regensburg: Emanuel Adam Weiss, 1753.
Quarto, illustrated with a hand-colored folding engraving showing microscopic views of the fly, with closer views of the eyes and thorax;
[bound with] Das Zwiefalter- oder Afterjuengferchen, Regensburg: Montag, 1763, with a hand-colored folding engraving with views of this lace-wing type insect;
[and] Abbildung und Beschreibung des Maywurm-Käfers, Regensburg: Montag, 1778, quarto, final leaf with corner cut away, slight loss of text (affecting two words) illustrated with a hand-colored full page engraving of three beetles, with closer views of their legs; title page dirty; this volume slightly smaller than the other two with which it is bound, 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in., the other two measure 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in., bound in marbled-paper-covered boards.
[Together with] Another edition of Schäffer's Die Sattelfliege, Regensburg: Schriften, 1762; [bound with] Der wunderbare und vieleicht in der Natur noch nie erschienene Eulenzwitter, Regensburg: Montag, 1763; and Der Afterholzbock in einem Sendschreiben beschrieben, Regensburg: Montag, 1763, each of these works with a hand-colored full page engraving of magnified insects discussed in the various treatises, bound to match the one described above, 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

[pi] 3, A-B4, C2; )(3, A-C4, D1; A-B4, C2.

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Jacob Christian, Emanuel Adam Weiss