713. [Conchology]

KNORR, Georg Wolfgang

Les délices des yeux et de l'esprit, ou collection generale des differentes especes de coquillages que la mer renferme, communiquee au public.

Nürnberg, [Knorr], 1764-1771

6 parts in 3 vol., 4to: 52-24-[31 pl.]-56-[16]-[31 pl.], 55-[1 bl.]-[31 pl.]-54-[14]-[31 pl.], 48-[31 pl.]-76-18-[2 bl.]-11-[1 bl.]-[11 pl.] pp. (some min. browning, pl. 4 in part 1 repaired and underlaid not touching the engr.).

Cont. red half calf with corners (bumped), gilt flat spines (somewhat rubbed). Good, uncut copy.

First edition of this splendid work illustrated with 6 beautiful engraved titles and 190 hand-coloured engraved pls figuring all sorts of shells. The last 10 plates showing white shells on a brownish background. At the end of each part a classification table made after Rumpf (the first 2) and Linnaeus. Ms. notes throughout. Loosely inserted a sm. booklet with ms. notes. Ref. Nissen (ZBI) 2235. Prov. A.A.J. Lefebvre (bookpl.).

€ 4.000 / 5.000

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