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

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

Amsterdam: Erven Houtuin, 1781. Quarto, 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.

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. Van Lier produced a number of books but is 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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