Descriptiones tubulorum marinorum : in quorum censum relati lapides caudæ cancri Gesneri, & his similes : Belemnitæ, eorum que alueoli, secundum dispositionem musei Kleiniani : addita est Dissertatio epistolaris de pilis marinis : cum figuris.

Descriptiones tubulorum marinorum : in quorum censum relati lapides caudæ cancri Gesneri, & his similes : Belemnitæ, eorum que alueoli, secundum dispositionem musei Kleiniani : addita est Dissertatio epistolaris de pilis marinis : cum figuris.

Klein, Jacob Theodor

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Place Published: Danzig
Publisher: Knochium
Date Published: 1731
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 16

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A Very Good copy of the RARE TO THE MARKET FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of Descriptiones Tabulorum Marinorum : In Qvorum Censum Relati Lapides Caudæ Cancri Gesneri, & his similes; Belemnitæ ; Eorumqve Alveoli. Secundum Ddispositionem Musei Kleiniani : addita est Dissertatio epistolaris de pilis marinis : cum figuris; complete with all 10 illustrations to the rear. Jacob Theodor Klein (1685 - 1759) was a German Botanist, Zoologist, Mathematician, Historian, and Jurist, as well as a Diplomat in service to Polish King August II the Strong. Klein's work in natural science was highly-regarded, and he was awarded membership in a number of scientific societies, including in The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Knowledge (generally referred to as the "Royal Society" -- a Society which still exists and the purpose of which is to promote science and its benefits, recognize excellence in science, support outstanding science, provide scientific advice of policy, foster international and global cooperation, and to provide education and public engagement) and in the Danzig Research Society, a highly-regarded Society founded in Danzig by Daniel Gralath (1708 - 1767), Jacob Theodor Klein's son-in-law. Notable members included Nathanael Matthaeus von Wolf, Michael Christoph Hanow, Gottfried Lengnich, Johann Jacob Mascov, and Daniel Gabriel Farenheit. While the book 117 WorldCat member libraries in various forms, WorldCat reveals only 21 copies of the 1731 first edition held in book form. A well-received and notable work, at least 31 editions were published beginning with the first edition in 1731. Given that WorldCat shows relatively few copies from the 1700s being held in book form -- and only 21 copies of the first edition, first printing being held in book form -- we conclude that the first edition was not published in large numbers. Not only being SCARCE, this copy has a REMARKABLE PROVENANCE having belonged to Charles Atwood Kofoid (1865-1947) the prominent American zoologist known for his collection and classification of many new species of marine protozoans which established marine biology on a systematic basis. An interesting Biographical Memoir of Kofoid by Richard B. Goldschmidt was published by the National Academy of Sciences. His bookplate graces the volume's front pastedown. The book thereafter belonged to John Sinkankas, a noted gemologist, gem carver and gem faceter, as well as the author of numerous books and articles on minerals and gemstones. Sinkankas also was a bookseller and bibliographer of rare books. His signed bookplate also is affixed (with that of Charles Atwood Kofind) to the front pastedown. A REMARKABLE COPY OF A SCARCE AND NOTABLE BOOK. IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.



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