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.
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121 x 202 mm
contemporary full calf rebacked, with gilt lettering on spine labels
bookplate "Dr. Ronald W. MacCorkell"
1774 (second edition in English) and numerous editions in various languages from the first Greek edition (1495-1498)
Hoover 784; Schuh 4614; Sinkankas 6591
Collection: private collection