Die grünen Armpolypen, die geschwänzten und ungeschwänzten zackigen Wasserflöhe, und eine besondere Art kleiner Wasseraale.... Zweyte Auflage.
Regensberg: J.L. Montag, 1763. 4to. 96 pp. With 3 engraved hand-coloured plates by B.G. Fridrich. An uncut and partially unopened copy, disbound. Small stamp on tile; an excellent copy. Item #5098
Second edition of this valuable study on insects, based on the author's microscopic observations. He here illustrates the life cycles of several types of insects that live in water, and gives a detailed description of each insect depicted. Schäffer (1718-90), an early entomologist, wrote numerous scientific treatises, especially on vertebrate zoology.
This edition is quite rare with only 4 copies located.
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