HOOKE (ROBERT) Micrographia: or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE

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Lot 147
HOOKE (ROBERT)
Micrographia: or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE

Sold for £ 39,600 (US$ 50,070) inc. premium
HOOKE (ROBERT)
Micrographia: or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, privilege leaf, title-page printed in red and black, 38 engraved plates (12 folding or double-page), some spots and small stains, a few plates with neat repairs, one or two trimmed at inner edge, N[athaniel] Matthew's name and signature in ink on title, his pen trials on lower free endpaper (dated 1732), and a few plates labelled in ink, small sketch and doodle of "J.M."? on verso of privilege leaf, contemporary calf, foot of spine skilfully repaired [Wing H2620; Grolier/Horblit 50; Keynes 6; PMM 147], folio (296 x 195mm.), John Martyn and James Allestry, 1665

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  • A very good copy of the first issue, unpressed and with good, strong impressions of the plates.
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