Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - General History & Topography

BELON, P. Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cavellat, 1588. (14), 468, (2) pp. W. num. woodcuts, some page-sized, in text, incl. a portrait of the author. 4°. 18th c. French mottled cf. bind., spine raised in compartments and richly gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges red. (2 woodcuts cut short in the margin w. minor loss, 2 fold-out woodcuts lack unfortunately, but an excelent copy).

Pierre Belon (1517–1564), French humanist traveller, naturalist, writer and diplomat. Bellon travelled through the Middle East and made numerous observations on plants and their use, on animals, peoples and towns. - Nissen ZBI, 304; Adams B-565.

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