Philosophical Letters Between the late Learned Mr. Ray And several of his Ingenious Correspondents, Natives and Foreigners. To which are added those of Francis Willughby Esq. The Whole consisting of many curious Discoveries and Improvements in the History of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Plants, Fossiles, Fountains, &c. Published by W. Derham, Chaplain to his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, and F.R.S.

London: Printed by William and John Innys... 1718. First edition of an important collection. Correspondents include Martin Lister, Hans Sloane, Henry Oldenburg, and Edward Lhwyd. Decorative headbands, tail-pieces, and initial letters, two figures in text. Binding extremities rubbed, light brown stain in gutter margin through first 35 pp. of text. Some light browning. A good copy overall. Contemporary panelled calf, professionally rebacked with old spine laid down. Octavo. [8], 376, [10, index], [2, ads] pp. Item #15330

Keynes 109.

Price: $750.00

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