Sale: 421 / Rare Books, May 18./19. 2015 in Hamburg Lot 648

 
648
Carl von Linné
Natursystem des Mineralreichs. 1777. 4 Bde.
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,100
Sold:
€ 1,560 / $ 1.716

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Linné, Carl von, Vollständiges Natursystem des Mineralreichs nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe in einer freyen und vermehrten Uebersetzung von Joh. Fr. Gmelin. 4 Bde. Mit 57 gefalt. Kupfertafeln . Nürnberg, G. N. Raspe 1777-79. Marmor. Pp. d. Zt. mit RSch. 8vo.

Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - "A broad-ranging work on mineralogy, based on Linnaeus' system of classifaction, but with considerable new material added and revisions. The first volume is perhaps of greatest interest here inasmuch as it discusses the progress of systematics as applied to mineralogy from writers in the 16th century onward, and then lists in a remarkable bibliography several hundred works dealing with all aspects of mineralogy up to the late 18th century .. The engraved plates are quaintly attractive" (Sinkankas). - 4 Falttaf. mit kl. hinterl. Randeinriß, 1 Taf. mit Randabriß (ohne Bildverlust). Insges. schönes, kaum fleckiges Exemplar.

Sinkankas 2415. - Hoover 542. - Roller/Goodman II, 115.

First German edition. With 57 folding plates. Contemp. card board with label. - 4 folding plates with small backed tears,1 plate with marginal tear off (without loss of printed matter). Fine, nearly stainless copy.

648
Carl von Linné
Natursystem des Mineralreichs. 1777. 4 Bde.
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,100
Sold:
€ 1,560 / $ 1.716

(incl. 20% surcharge)