Observations Topographical, Moral, & Physiological; Made in a Journey Through Part of the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy, and France: with Catalogue of Plants not Native of England, Found Spontaneously Growing in those Parts, and their Virtues. [with] Cata
Price: 1,200.00 GBP
London: Printed for John Martyn, 1673. First edition. Two parts in one volume. 8vo. (xvi), 499, (9), 115, (1) pp. Twentieth century blue half morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panel, small circular 18th century ink stamp of the Bibliothecę Regię to the verso of the title page. Portrait of the Doge of Venice, another full page plate and two folding plates plus a diagram in the text. A very good copy. Ray's account of his travels across Europe between 1663 and 1666 with his companions Francis Willughby, Philip Skippon and Nathaniel Bacon for the purpose of observing and studying the natural history of continental Europe, collecting specimens along the way. Keynes, 21. Wing R399.