- Frontisp. w. remnants of owner's stamp; plates occas. sl. yellowed and w. contemp. owner's annots.; 1 plate loose; 1 plate foxed. Both vols. joints split(ting); binding worn/ dam. along extremities; corners strengthened/ restored; vol.1 backcover leather torn (restored). Good copy.
= Jonston's famous work on natural history, with the supplement section on exotic fish added by Ruysch. Anker 236; Nissen, IVB 482; Nissen, ZBI 2137; cat. Jammes 181. DSB VII, p.164: John Johnston (1603-1675) made a "significant contribution (...) to the growing interest in natural history during the first half of the seventeenth century. For example, four of his dictionary-style works on fish, birds, quadrupeds, and insects (...) with excellent illustrations were widely read and translated". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIII.