DE BOOT, Anselm Boece (1550-1632) - Gemmarum et lapidum historia. Hanau: Andreas Erben Wechel, Claude Marne ed Eredi di Johann Aubry, [1609]. First edition of the most important work by De Boot, in which the author tried for the first time to systematically describe minerals and to divide them by categories. 4to (209 x 160mm). Printer device on title and at the end, woodcut endpieces, numerous illustrations in the text, 2 folding plates (title cropped at the inferior margin, copy heavily browned, widespread foxing, 2†2-3 detached, early restoration on F3). Modern half-calf with marbled boards, gilt spine (lightly rubbed). Provenance: stamp on title.

Estimate € 600 - 900

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