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Auction: The Birmingham Assay Office Library
was auctioned on: 26 March 2020
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Metals, fossils & minerals.- Aldrovandi (Ulisse) Musaeum metallicum in libros IIII distributum, first edition, [Bologna], [G. Battista Ferroni], 1648.

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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$5,213 - US$7,819
Price realised:  n. a.
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Metals, fossils & minerals.- Aldrovandi (Ulisse) Musaeum metallicum in libros IIII distributum, fine engraved pictorial title by F. Coroleanus, numerous woodcut illustrations, without ¶4 (?blank) as with other copies traced, some spotting or light foxing, occasional browning, contemporary mottled vellum, spine in compartments and with morocco label, head of spine repaired, corners worn, [Nissen ZBI 75; Ward and Carozzi 43; Wellcome I, 172], folio, [Bologna], [G. Battista Ferroni], 1648. ⁂ Scarce first edition of volume XIII of Aldrovandi's works, covering metals, fossils, minerals and shells. At the University of Bologna Aldrovandi had established one of the first herbaria and extensive botanical and zoological collections.

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Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: The Birmingham Assay Office Library
Date of the auction: 26 Mar 2020
Address: Forum Auctions
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