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Title: Oratio. De educatione vere liberali, et historiae naturalis studio, inprisis ad illam conducente.
Description: Leeuwarden, J.W. Brouwer, 1818. 4to. Very nice dissertation or oration binding in contemp. long grained red mor., spine gilt. Covers double giltruled border, 1 single line, 1 dotted line. Edges of covers gilttooled w. leaf ornaments [n2, A-F4 (F2,3,4 blank)]. (E3 signed on verso E2). (IV, 41, VII (blank) pp.). (All edges gilt.). (2 libr. st. on printed title. Ex Bibliotheca KB Den Haag 'verwijderd' / deaccessioned). B.d.H. 40: NNBW, I, 457/8: v. Breda laid the scientific foundation for the geological knowledge of the ancient Netherlands, proving, that our diluvium was not only of Scandinavian origin. He was professor of botany, chemistry and pharmacy at the university of Franeker from October 1816 onwards.: DMB, c 246 - 248: The above oration was van Breda's inaugural address at the Franeker Athenaeum. He married Frederica Camper, daughter of Gilles Camper [son of Petrus Camper]. He was appointed professor of botany, zoology and comparartive anatomy in Ghent in 1822, professor of Geology at Leiden 1831, moved to Haarlem in 1839. Successor of van Marum as secretary of the HMW ['Hollandsche Mij. der Wetenschappen'] and director of Teyler's in 1839. 'According to his biographer Matthes he laid the scientific foundation for the geological knowledge of the Netherlands in old time... Prominent foreign scientists, such as Humboldt and Cuvier, were [among] his correspondents and friends.': Van Breda edited Linnaeus's 'Philosophia Botanica' in the 1820ties.

Keywords: linnaeana natural history

Price: EUR 350.00 = appr. US$ 380.40 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 8440