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CABINET OF NATURAL CURIOSITIES: Seba, Albertus

Seba, Albertus

Published by Taschen (2001)

ISBN 10: 3822816000 ISBN 13: 9783822816004

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From: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA (Tintern, MON, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Taschen, 2001. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition.. 1st thus 2001. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper. Very large format. 18" x 12" by 3". Albertus Seba's "Cabinet of Natural Curiosities" is one of the i8th century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time. Though it was common for men of his profession to collect natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba(1665-1736) had a passion that led him far beyond the call of duty. His amazing, unprecedented collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime. In 1731, after decades of collecting, he commissioned illustrations of each and every specimen and arranged the publication of a four volume catalogue detailing his entire collection - from strange and exotic plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, insects, butterflies and more, as well as fantastic beasts such as a seven-headed hydra. The beautiful illustrations transport these creatures from the scientific world of specimens into extremely aesthetic and vivid scenes, where plants and animals intermingle. It is this narrative element that continues to lend the book much of its special fascination. This magnificent reproduction of all 449 of the original plates is taken from a rare, hand coloured copy at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague. The introduction provides background information on the intriguing tradition of the cabinet of curiosities to which Seba's colection belonged, while an additional annex written by contemporary scientists provides descriptions of the specimens. A journey into the past and simultaneously a road to rediscovering the wonders of Nature, which remain as vital as ever. 588 pages. Contained in original red corrugated cardboard box that has a small dent hole to front and some wear to edges and tabs. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]. Seller Inventory # 2111885

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Albertus Seba: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (Locupletissimi: Seba, Albertus

Seba, Albertus

Published by Taschen, Köln (Cologne), Germany (2001)

ISBN 10: 3822816000 ISBN 13: 9783822816004

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About this Item: Taschen, Köln (Cologne), Germany, 2001. Hardbound. first edition of Taschen edition. Color illustrated stout paper-covered boards, contained in original shipping container. 588 pp., Text is in English. A very large book, measuring 12" wide and 17.5" high and perhaps 3" deep. Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Curiosities is one of the 18th century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time. Though it was common for men of his profession to collect natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba had a passion that led him far beyond the call of duty. His amazing, unprecedented collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime. After decades of collecting, Seba commissioned illustrations of each specimen and arranged the publication of a four-volume catalog detailing his entire collection. This superb, complete reproduction is taken from a rare original with stunning hand-colored plates. As New in original shipping box, appears not to have been issued with a dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 136379

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Willmann, Rainer; Musch, Irmgard; Rust, Jes

Published by Taschen America Llc, Koln, Germany (2001)

ISBN 10: 3822816000 ISBN 13: 9783822816004

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About this Item: Taschen America Llc, Koln, Germany, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: new. First Reprint of Rare Hand Colored Original Edition. Don't confuse this 2001 First Reprint copy with Taschen's 2016 second reprint reissue that is listed under a different! ISBN, namely3822816000. Our First reprint edition's description and condition are as follows: [XXL Folio] 587p.Inscriptions in Latin with introductory chapters in English. ill. (b/w & col.), col. ports. biblio. New in Shrinkwraped Publisher's Art Box. Commissioned in 1731 and published as the four (4) volume: Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri. Amstelaedami: Janssonio-Waesbergios, & J. Wetstenium, & Gul. Smith, 1734-1765. Albertus Seba's "Cabinet of Curiosities" is one of the 18th century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time.New in Shrinkwraped Publisher's Art Box. SECURELY PACKAGED, FULLY INSURED, SHIPPED WORLDWIDE. Taschen XXL First Reprint of Rare Hand Colored Original Edition. Seller Inventory # 105979

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