Voyages And Travels In The Levant; In the Years 1749, 50, 51, 52. Containing Observations in Natural History, Physick, Agriculture, and Commerce: Particularly On the Holy Land, and the Natural History of the Scriptures.Published by Order of her Majesty

HASSELQUIST, Frederik [1722-1752].

Published by London: Printed for L.Davis and C.Reymers, 1766., 1766
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8vo. pp. 4 p.l., viii, 456 [ie. 350; pp. 269-72 & 308-79 omitted in pagination]. with half-title. folding engraved map (frontis.). contemporary tree calf, rebacked, preserving spine label (occasional stains & light foxing, paper lightly embrowned). armorial bookplate of William Marshall. First Edition of the English Translation of 'the first systematic natural history of the Holy Land'. (Blackmer) Hasselquist undertook his extensive travels in Asia Minor, Egypt, Cyprus, and Palestine, at the urging of Linnaeus, his teacher at Uppsala, who helped him to raise money to finance the journey. He died at Smyrna in 1752 when he was about to return to Sweden with a rich collection of natural history specimens. His valuable journal, observations, and descriptions, were edited by Linnaeus and first published in Swedish in 1757. A Materia Medica and accounts of diseases and remedies are given on pp. 293-394. Prefixed is a biographical sketch of Hasselquist by Linnaeus. Casey Wood p. 380. Cox I p. 230. Hulth p. 106. Röhricht 1435. Soulsby 3582. Tobler p. 130. cfBlackmer 792. Bookseller Inventory # MSSyaHAS32

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Title: Voyages And Travels In The Levant; In the ...

Publisher: London: Printed for L.Davis and C.Reymers, 1766.

Publication Date: 1766

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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