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Theophrastus (1746)


Theophrastus (1746)

Theophrastus (1746)

ΘΕΟΦΡΑΣΤΟΥ τγ ΕΡΕΣΙΟΥ | ΠΕΡΙ ΤΩΝ | ΛΙΘΟΝ. | Theophrastus’s | History of Stones. | With an English Version, | And | Critical and Philosophical Notes, | Including the Modern History of the Gems, &c. | described by that Author, and of many other of | the Native Fossils. | [rule] | By John Hill | [rule] | To which are added, | Two Letters: | One to Dr. James Parsons, F.R.S. | On the Colours of the Sapphire and Turquoise. | And the other, | To Martin Folkes, Esq., | Doctor of Laws, | and President of the Royal Society; | Upon the Effects of different Menstruums on Copper. | Both tending to illustrate the Doctrine of the Gems | being coloured by Metalline Particles. | [rule] | London, | Printed for C. Davis, against Grays–Inn in Holborn, | Printer to the Royal Society. | M DCC XLVI.

Collation: 8°: A8 a4 B-O8 P2; [3] iv-xxiii [1] [1] 2-211 [1] p.

Page size: 121 x 202 mm

Binding: contemporary full calf rebacked, with gilt lettering on spine labels

Provenance: bookplate "Dr. Ronald W. MacCorkell"

Other editions: 1774 (second edition in English) and numerous editions in various languages from the first Greek edition (1495-1498)

References: Hoover 784; Schuh 4614; Sinkankas 6591

Collection: private collection

Theophrastus (1746)

Theophrastus (1746)