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    Twenty-eight Plates on the
    Natural History of Norway

    Erich Pontoppidan. The Natural History of Norway: Containing, A particular and accurate Account of the Temperature of the Air, the different Soils, Waters, Vegetables, Metals, Minerals, Stones, Beasts, Birds, and Fishes; together with the Dispositions, Customs, and Manner of Living of the Inhabitants... In Two Parts. London: A. Linde, 1755. Folio. xx, [4], 206, vii, [1], 291, [12] pages. Folding hand-tinted map of Norway and twenty-eight engraved illustrations. Ornamental head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials. Two title pages, one for each part. Pages 158 and 159 of the second part mis-numbered 160 and 161, and pagination error omits 219 and 220 with no loss of text. Bound in full brown leather, rules on boards, rebacked, six raised bands and two original leather title labels on new spine. Boards rubbed and scuffed with some surface leather loss, cracking and some loss to leather spine labels, corners repaired; hinges repaired and reinforced, previous owner's holograph name on front free endpaper, title page reattached and repaired along gutter, small holograph pencil numbers on upper right corner of title page, holograph pencil writing on rear free endpaper, pages lightly cockled, few faint dampstains in margins, occasional soiling or smudges; otherwise in very good condition.

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    August, 2015
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