Description: SCIENCE - LEDERMÜLLER, Martin Frobenius. Mikroskoopische vermaaklykheden, aan 't licht gegeven door wylen den Heer [...]. Amsterdam, Erven van F. Houttuyn, 1771. 4to. Complete as published, 3 parts in 2 vol. Contemp. full mottled sheep skin with raised bands and gold-tooled compartments (sl. scratched and rubbed at extremities, corners showing, spine ends damaged, one joint cracked, small sticker on front cover of vol. 1), edges of covers decorated with gilt floral roll tools (partly faded), all edges marbled. With 150 finely hand-coloured engraved plates by A.W. Winterschmidt, some heightened with gold, in a separate volume. Occasional very light (mainly marginal) foxing. First Dutch edition. (6), 78, 88, (2), 80; (300) pp.
Artist or Maker: LEDERMÜLLER, Martin Frobenius.
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Bindings slightly worn, but internally exceptionally fresh and complete copy of this rare work on microscopical observations. Striking hand coloured engravings of insects, fruits, flowers, mushrooms and equipment.