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Mayfly.- Swammerdam (John) Ephemeri Vita: or the Natural History and Anatomy of the Ephemeron. A Fy that Lives but Five Hours, 1681.

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Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$1,885 - US$2,514
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Mayfly.- Swammerdam (John) Ephemeri Vita: or the Natural History and Anatomy of the Ephemeron. A Fly that Lives but Five Hours, 8 engraved plates on 5 sheets (2 folding), title lower corner strengthened and repaired, A2 with 2 neat repairs to margins, last plate soiled, occasional light marginal damp-staining, modern antique-style calf, [Nissen ZBI 4060; Wing S6233], small 4to, for Henry Faithorne, and John Kersey, at the Rose in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1681. ⁂ Swammerdam's treatise on the mayfly, rare, we can trace only 2 other complete copies at auction. Swammerdam composed this treatise during the summer of 1670 while living in the village of Sloten, near Amsterdam.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: Selected 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library
Date of the auction: 10 Jul 2019
Address: Forum Auctions
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