Verhandeling over de slangen en adders die in het Landschap Drenthe ... [title also in French].

van Lier, J.

Amsterdam: Erven Houtuin, 1781.
Quarto, 372 pp. uncoloured engraved half title, three handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary (publisher's?) boards and red calf spine with all edges uncut and coloured, a superb copy contained in a modern Solander box, rare.

Dutch and French text in parallel column. Johannes van Lier (1726-1799) was a wealthy Dutch politician and tax collector from Drenthe who formed a fine collection of archaeological, mineral and animal specimens. He published on various subjects but his best remembered for his handsome monograph on the European Adder.

BM(NH) p. 1113; Nissen 2509; Adler volume three, not in Wood.

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