GIOVANNI ANTONIO BATTARRA (1714-1789)
CONTENTS Natural History (Lots 1 - 37) Scientific Instruments & Literature (Lots 38 - 75) The Polar Sale, marking the centenary of Scott's last expedition, 1912-2012 (Lots 76 - 163) Voyages & The Pacific (Lots 164 - 174) Asia (Lots 175 - 202) India (Lots 203 - 275) Africa & The Middle East (Lots 276 - 298) Americas (Lots 299 - 319) Europe & Turkey (Lots 320 -341) MORNING SESSION Natural History (Lots 1 - 37)
GIOVANNI ANTONIO BATTARRA (1714-1789)

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GIOVANNI ANTONIO BATTARRA (1714-1789)
Fungorum agri ariminensis historia. Faenza: Typis Ballantianis, 1755. 4° (276 x 204mm). Half-title, engraved vignette on title, 40 engraved plates and an historiated woodcut initial. (Occasional marginal soiling not affecting plates.) Contemporary vellum (a few stains, leather label on spine lost). Provenance: W.C. Hope Vere (Craigie Hall book label).

RARE. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION: no copies sold at auction in the past 25 years (ABPC/AE online). It is Battarra's major work and it describes over 300 types of mushrooms; the 40 plates were engraved by the author and in his honor a new type of mushroom discovered by Humphrey was named Battarea. DBI online; Volbracht 90.
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