6 December 2004
STENSEN, Niels (or STENO). The Prodromus to a Dissertation Concerning Solids Naturally Contained within Solids. Translated by Hy. Oldenburg. London: Printed by J. Winter, 1671.
8o (165 x 105 mm). Engraved folding plate. (Some foxing throughout.) Contemporary blind-ruled calf (front cover detached).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Steno's great work on modern geology (see previous lot). This English edition is very scarce: the last copy to appear at auction was the Honeyman copy, 19 May 1981 (£1,600). Wing S-5409.
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