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SCHAFFER, Jacob Christian. Apus pisciformis insecti aquatici species noviter detecta brevibusque descripta a Jacobo Christiano Schaeffero...

Ratisbonae [i.e. Regensburg]. Typis Christ. Gott. Seiffarti Viduae, 1757. Editio secunda [i.e. second edition].
Quarto. 24pp. With an engraved hand-coloured folding plate of anatomical diagrams of numerous specimens. Disbound. All leaves a trifle toned, A2 and A3 detached from text block, short tear to head of title, small paper repair to margin of same, occasional spots of light foxing, pen trial to verso of plate.
The second edition of a treatise by Bavarian botanist and zoologist Jacob Christian Schaeffer (1718-90), first printed in Nuremberg in 1752, on a newly discovered species of water dwelling insect.

Rare, with COPAC recording only four copies; BL, Kings, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Zoological Society of London.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 10760