Philosophie der Naturgeschichte. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt, mit Zusätzen des Herrn ... Philosophie der Naturgeschichte. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt, mit Zusätzen des Herrn ...

Philosophie der Naturgeschichte. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt, mit Zusätzen des Herrn Rektors Lichtensteins herausgegeben von E. Zimmermann. Berlin: Voss, 1791.

SMELLIE, William

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Título: Philosophie der Naturgeschichte. Aus dem ...

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First German edition of the first volume of Philosophy of Natural History (1790) by the Edinburgh printer, editor and author William Smellie (1740-95). The second volume was published posthumously in 1799. 'Smellie's reputation as a natural historian was such that Charles Elliot paid £1000 for the copyright to volume one of Smellie's Philosophy of Natural History, which appeared in 1790, shortly after Elliot's death. Smellie was delayed in completing the work by the demands of business and most of his fee was tied up in Elliot's estate or lost to various arrestments for debt. As was often the case, financial success eluded Smellie, but he received international acclaim for the Philosophy, which became part of the new Harvard curriculum in an edition abridged by Dr John Ware that ran through over thirty impressions and was reissued at Boston as late as 1872' (ODNB). 2 volumes, xxxii, 364, [1]; viii, 296 pp., contemporary half leather over marbled boards, spines gilt, corners slightly worn, all edges red, minimal browning, a very clean and attractive set. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-13431540521

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