Lot 2: "BEST AND MOST THOROUGH WORK ON AMBER" (AMBER.) Hartmann, Phillip Jacob. Succini Prussici physica & civilis historia cum demonstratioe ex autopsia &

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Description: "BEST AND MOST THOROUGH WORK ON AMBER" (AMBER.) Hartmann, Phillip Jacob. Succini Prussici physica & civilis historia cum demonstratioe ex autopsia & intimiori rerum experiential deducta. Engraved frontispiece and 3 folding engraved plates. Small 8vo, early vellum, recased, retaining original spine and pastedowns; outer edge of frontispiece margin trimmed, last few leaves browned. Frankfurt: M. Hallervord & J. Andrea, 1677
Notes: first edition and, according to Sinkankas: "In its time, the best and most thorough work yet to appear on amber." It describes the ancient writings about amber, occurrences and details of deposits in Prussia, amber fishery and mining, characteristics, colors, and qualities, uses, customs and laws, and more. Sinkankas 2783; Ferchl 215.
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