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2 June 2008
GREW, Nehemiah (1641-1712). Musaeum Regalis Societatis, or a Catalogue & Description of the Natural and Artificial Rarities belonging to the Royal Society ... Whereunto is subjoyned the Comparative Anatomy of Stomachs and Guts. London: W. Rawlins for the author, 1681. 2 parts in one volume, 2° (319 x 196mm). Engraved portrait and 31 plates, one folding, several corrections in the text, perhaps authorial (short tear in plate 7, a little light discolouration). Contemporary mottled calf (rubbed). Provenance: contemporary (1 August 1682) poem addressed to 'Divine Clarinda' from 'The meanest of your retinue' (on an endpaper at the beginning) and a contemporary inscription at the end 'Pray give me your hart Eliza Fleetwood'. FIRST EDITION. Wing G1952; Wellcome III, p.164; Nissen ZBI 1714.
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