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[BORN, Baron Ignaz von] PHYSIOPHILI, Joannis.
OPUSCULA. Continent Monachologiam; Accusationem Physiophili; Defensionem Physiophili; Anatomiam Monachi. Collegit, edidit & praefatus est P. ALOYSIUS MARTIUS.

Description:
pp. (xxviii), 117, (i). 6 engraved plates. Contemporary tree calf newly rebacked, book-plate of JOHN COAKLEY LETTSOM MD FRS, and that of J[OHN] ELIOT HODGKIN [1829-1912], ALSO an engraved panel tipped onto the rear paste-down advertising Lettsom's work Observations on the Cow-Pock [torn at the lower edge with slight loss affecting the imprint], with this ink-note, probably that of Hodgkin - 'This ingenious satire on the monastic orders treated on the Linnean system went through many editions of which this the second is the best. It is one of the copies which has 6 plates another same date having only 3.' Light scattered foxing, else a very good copy from the estate of RICHARD FREEMAN, Darwin scholar and bibliographer, with his notes at the front.

*JOHN ELIOT HODGKIN - Hodgkin also achieved a considerable reputation for his antiquarian interests, and was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. From the 1850s onwards, he assembled a vast collection not only of historical documents, rare books and prints but also of coins, seals, pottery and other objects. Some 20,000 of these were described in a set of 3 volumes entitled Rariora which he published in 1902. After his death, much of his collection was auctioned at Sotheby's, in 1914. [Leeds University Library].

Augustae Vindelicorum, Sumtibus Editoris.

Date Published: 1784. 8vo.

Stock No. 62784

Price: 385.00

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