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Ellis, John (1710?-1776) The Natural History of Many Curious and Uncommon Zoophytes.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
57
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Ellis, John (1710?-1776) The Natural History of Many Curious and Uncommon Zoophytes. London: Printed for Benjamin White & Son, 1786. First edition, large quarto, illustrated with sixty-three uncolored plates, bound in full contemporary polished tree calf, spine tooled in gilt, somewhat dry, corners bumped, 11 1/2 x 9 in.

Ellis's important work on corals gives a snapshot of the species living in the earth's oceans in the late 18th century.

[pi]2, B4, B-Z4, Aa-Dd4, 63 engraved plates.
http://estc.bl.uk/T145682
Estimate $800-1,200


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Benjamin White, Book arts, Book publishing, Bookbinding, Crafts, Hand, Paper art, Print production, Printing, Publishing, Visual arts, Zoophyte, London

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