Lot 6533
Interiors, Decorative Art, Books & Prints Auction | 11 September 2020
[NATURAL HISTORY] – [GEOLOGY] – [DEZALLIER D’ARGENVILLE, A.-J.]. L’Histoire Naturelle eclaircie dans une de ses Parties principales, L’Oryctologie, qui traite des Terres, des Pierres, des Métaux, des Minéraux, et autres Fossiles, [..].

A Paris, Chez De Bure l’Aîné [..], 1755, [8],XVI,560,[2] pp. With 26 engraved plates (incl. frontispiece) by P.Q. Chedel after “Devermont” [=H. Collin de Vermont]. Large 4to (ca. 28,5 x 21,5 cm.), 18th-cent. cat’s paw calf with gilt supra-libros (dep. a coat-of-arms of an unidentified noble family) central on both covers, gilt ribbed spine with mor. letterpiece, red edges.

¶ Poggendorff I, 566. Barbier II, 819. Rare first separate edition (printed on LARGE PAPER) of a scientific treatise on geology (incl. mineralogy & fossiles) by the French naturalist Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d’Argenville (1680-1765) illustrated with engravings by the French print-maker Pierre Quentin Chedel (1705-1763) after the French artist Hyacinthe Collin de Vermont (1693-1761) depicting i.a. fossiles, minerals & stones. Ex bibliotheca J.A.J. Barge (1884-1952, Dutch physician & politician) with his book-plate (designed by Huib Luns) mounted on upper paste-down. ¶ Spine-ends sl. dam./ chipped, binding partly rubbed/ worn along extremities. Two small armorial stamps (identical to the supra-libros on both covers) on title, 1 text-leaf (pp. 17-18) sl. waterstained in lower blank margin, occ. sl. foxed/ browned, but nevertheless an attractive ARMORIAL BINDING in good condition.

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Hamerprijs: € 425