Auction 349 Old & Rare Books - Natural History - Science - Medicine
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MARTINET, J.F. Katechismus der natuur. 5e dr. Amst., J. Allart, 1782-89. 4 vols. W. 4 engr. fronts., 1 engr. portr. of the author & 31 engr. (fold.) plates (5 cold. by hand). - Each volume bound with: J. de VRIES. Natuurkundige en ophelderende aanmerkingen, over (...) den Katechismus der Natuur d. J.F. Martinet. Amst., J. v. Selm, 1778-79. 4 parts. - And vol. 4 also bound with: AANHANGSEL tot de vier deelen van den katechismus der natuur. Amst., J.S. v. Esveldt-Holtrop, 1808. W. 15 fold. plates showing plants and all groups of animals (small part of 1 plate gone). - Tog. 9 parts in 4 vols. Old hcl. w. green cf. labels. (Spine ends a bit worn, small parts of labels gone, upper joint vol. 4 partly split, slightly browned/soiled in places).

The work of Martinet is a typical product of its time and is imbued with enlightened (religious) feelings towards nature. A nice and complete set. - Landwehr, Books w. cold. plts., 115.

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