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Houttuyn, Martinus (1780-1785)


Houttuyn, Martinus (1780-1785)


Houttuyn, Martinus (1780-1785)


Natuurlyke Historie | Of | Uitvoerige Beschryving | Der | Dieren, Planten | En | Mineraalen, | Volgens het Samenstel van den Heer | Linnæus. | Met naauwkeurige Afbeeldingen. | [ornate rule] | Derde deels, Eerste [-Tweede, -Derde, -Vierde, -Vyfde] Stuk. | De Versteeningen [-Delfstoffen, -Steenen, -Mynstoffen, -Mynstoffen]. | [ornament] | Te Amsterdam, | By de Erven van F. Houttuyn. | MDCCLXXX [-MDCCLXXXV].

Collation: 5 Vols. (in the present copy, the first volume on fossils is missing)
Vol. 33 (1780): 8°: π1 *6  **4 A-3O8 3P4; [2] [1] ii-viii [12] [1] 2-552 (i.e., 600) p., 12 plates
Vol. 34 (1781): 8°: *6 A-2X8 2Y2; [12] [1] 2-700 [8] p., 12 plates
Vol. 35 (1782): 8°: *4 A-2R8 2S2; [8] [1] 2-638 [6] p., 10 plates
Vol. 36 (1784): 8°: *5 A-2H8 2I2; [10] 1- 498 p., 7 plates
Vol. 37 (1785): 8°: *4 A-2O8 2P5; [8] [1] 2-360 [10] [20] [4] [22] p., 7 plates

Plates: in the present copy all plates are contemporary hand colored
Vol. 33, 12 folding plates numbered: "I–XII"
Vol. 34, 12 plates numbered: "XIII-XXIV"
Vol. 35, 10 plates numbered: "XXV-XXXIV"
Vol. 36, 7 plates numbered: "XXXV-XLI"
Vol. 37, 7 plates numbered: "XLII-XLVIII"

Page size: 134 x 217 mm

Binding: half calf over boards, with gilt lettering on dark green spine labels

Provenance: library stamp "Rijksherbarium | Hortus Botanicus | Leiden"

Other editions: none

References: Schuh 2343

Note: The five volumes described form the complete third and concluding section of the author’s comprehensive description of the three natural kingdoms. It is divided in three sections:
I. Zoology in 18 volumes with 143 plates (mammals, vol. 1-3; birds, vol. 4-5; amphibians, vol. 6; fishes, vol. 7-8; insects, vol. 9-13; worms, snails, etc., vol. 14; mollusks, vol. 15-16; polyps, vol. 17-18)
II. Botany in 14 volumes with 105 plates (palms, vol. 19; trees, vol. 20-21; shrubs, vol. 22-24; herbs, vol. 25-29; bulbs and tuberous plants, vol. 30; grasses, vol. 31; cryptogams, vol. 32)
III. Mineralogy in 5 volumes with 48 plates (fossils, stones and minerals, vol. 33-37).

Collection: private collection


Houttuyn, Martinus (1780-1785)


Houttuyn, Martinus (1780-1785)


Houttuyn, Martinus (1780-1785)


Houttuyn, Martinus (1780-1785)


Houttuyn, Martinus (1780-1785)