Micrographia Restaurata

By: Robert Hooke

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Printed for and Sold by John Bowles, Printseller at the Black Horse in Cornhill; Sold also by R.Dodsley, in Pallmall, and John Cuff, Optician, in Fleetstreet, 1745. 1st edition thus. 1/2 leather binding. Good condition (rebound)/no dustjacket. Small folio, pp. [iv], 65, 1 blank, 4 Index, with 33 copper-engraved plates, 4 folding. First issue/edition thus, an abbreviated version of First Edition of Microgaphia (1665). All text and plates in vgc to near fine condition (subject to following noted flaws); scattered foxing throughout (but minor); 1" unclosed tear to p. 28 LR edge, v. small unclosed tear p. 12; Plate V small unclosed tear lower bottom middle, Plate VIII tissue-mended tear expertly performed LR; small numerals in ink back of Plate IX; ifc/fep slight browning and some evidence of water-stain; price of 15/- small in ink fep; all text and plates o/w in near fine condition; book has been re-bound in half-leather w/marbled endpapers, title gilt type runs from bottom upwards ("wrong way"), reinforcing cloth tape neatly inserted across fep and rep spine joins. Binding is tight and compact. Apart from noted flaws and re-bind, this scarce book is in excellent all-round condition. Complete picture set available for interested parties, including all 33 plates.

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