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Catalogus Bibliothecae Historico-Naturalis JOSEPHI BANKS, Baroneti, Balnei Equitis, Regiae Societatis Praesidis, Caet.

Volume 2 - Zoologi : pp. xx, 578, (xxx) Index; Volume 3 - Botanici : pp. xxiii, (i) blank, 656, (xxxviii) Index; Volume 4 - Mineralogi : pp. ix, (i) blank, 390, (xxvi) Index. All ex libris the JOJHN CRERAR LIBRARY, CHICAGO with the library book-plate in each volume, the title-pages with the library perforation and deaccession stamp for 1984, all titles also have the original library stamps of the Leipsig University Library plus the 'duplicate' stamp, volumes 2 and 4 are in later library cloth, volume 3 is in early half morocco and marbled boards, all spines have the Crerar Library name and call numbers, internally all are clean and unmarked except as noted.

*Very uncommon in commerce; only 5 records at major auctions since 1986, of which 2 of the sets were incomplete. The entire set of 5 volumes was issued in 250 copies only, v.5 published in 1800 contains a list of works from the first four volumes indexed by author, with a supplementary list of those items that were acquired after the publication of the previous volumes. Volume 1, the Scriptores Generalis, lists books dealing with various branches of science. These two volumes are lacking from the set offered here. They have been reprinted by Cambridge University Press and are available new.

Typis Gul. Bulmer et Soc. Londini.

Date Published: 1796-1797-1799. 3 volumes, of 5.

Stock No. 64037

Price: 1,500.00