906. [Zoology - Snakes]

VAN LIER, Jan

Verhandeling over de slangen en adders die in het landschap Drenthe gevonden worden [...]. Traité des serpens et des vipères qu'on trouve dans le pays de Drenthe [...].

Amsterdam, Groningen, Heirs Houtuin, L. Huisingh, 1781

4to: [7 incl. engr. title]-372 pp.; 3 pl.

Contemp. quarter brown calf with corners (sl. bumped and rubbed), speckled paper on covers, flat gilt orn. spine, black leather title label. Uncut, wide-margined copy.

Rare and sought-after work on Dutch snakes including the common European adder found in the Drenthe province in the northeastern part of the Netherlands. By the Dutch tax-collector J. Van Lier (1726-1799) who also published about natural history, history and archaeology. Illustrated with an engr. title within ornamental border by J.C. Philips after W. Veltman and 3 nice hand-coloured engr. pl. showing a snake, an adder, and a slow worm. Bilingual text in two col.
Ref. Nissen (ZBI) 2509. - Landwehr (Dutch colour plates) 113. - BnF. - STCN.

€ 1.000 / 1.500

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