6451. Jonston's Historia naturalis 1650-53

Objektsbeskrivning
JONSTON, J. (2). Historiae naturalis de insectis. Libri III. De serpentibus draconib. libri II. Francofurti ad Moenum (impensis Haeredium Merianoru[m]) 1653.
Folio. (3, including engraved title), 4-200, (8, last blank) pp. Engraved title (cut and laid down on later paper), 28 engraved plates (all, mostly with worming in inner margin, some foxing). Text with worming in inner margin, sometimes affecting text, some foxing and staining. Nissen ZBI 2135.
+ JONSTON, J. Historia naturalis de piscibus et cetis libri V. Francofurti ad Moenum (Impensis Matt. Meriani) n.d. (1650).
Folio. (3, including engraved title), 4-228, (12, last blank) pp. Engraved title (worming, mostly in inner margin, some foxing), 46 engraved plates (of 47, lacks plate XXXV, worming mostly in inner margin). Text with worming in inner margins and part, at end with large wormholes, affecting text, some foxing and staining. Nissen ZBI 2133.
+ JONSTON, J. Historiae naturalis de exanguibus aquaticis libri IV. Francofurti ad Moenum (Impendio Matthaei Meriani) 1650.
Folio. (3), 4-78, (2, last blank) pp. 20 engraved plates (all, some worming in inner margin, 1 plate harder). Text with worming in inner margin, at the beginning harder affecting text. Some foxing and staining. Nissen ZBI 2134.
+ JONSTON, J. Historia naturalis de serpentibus libri duo (belongs to the first work). Francofurti ad Moenum (ex bibliopolo Haeredum Merisneorum) 1653.
Folio. (3), 4-40, (6, last blank) pp. 12 engraved plates (all, some foxing and staining). Text some foxing and staining. Nissen ZBI 2135.
+ JONSTON, J. Historiae naturalis de quadrupetibus libri. Francofurti ad Moenum (impensis Haeredium Math. Meriani) n.d. (1650).
Folio. (3), 4-231, (7, last blank) pp. Engraved title (cut and laid down on later paper, somewhat coloured), 80 engraved plates (all, some coloured, about 15 with mended tears or reinforced in the margins, partly foxed, some staining, many plates with annotations). Nissen ZBI 2131.
+ JONSTON, J. Historiae naturalis de avibus libri VI. Francofurti ad Moenum (Impensa Matthaei Meriani) 1650.
Folio. (3, including engraved title), 4-227, (11, last blank) pp. Engraved title (sketch of mermaid in red crayon on verso), 62 engraved plates (all, a few plates with some worming in upper inner corner, some foxing and staining, some plates with annotations in ink). A few pages with some worming in upper inner corner, some foxing and staining, some mended tears. Nissen ZBI 2132.

Slightly worn contemporary brown half leather, gilt spines with some worming, redspeckled edges. 2 volumes
The spine labels with the volumes signed II and III.
248 engraved plates all together. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return.