Hamburg, Heroldischen Buchhandlung, 1770. Large 4to. Orig. blank blue covers. Backstrip nearly gone. 11,12 pp. and 1 large folded handcoloured engraved plate (42x25,5 cm.). The plate strenghtened in folding on verso. A large uncut copy, printed on thick paper. Clean and fine.
First edition of Bolton's discussion on how to place the newly found Zoophytes in the Linnean system, is it animal or plant, does the genus belongs to zoology or botany ?. In a previous letter to Linné the same year he tells him, that he intends to publish a work on a new zoophyte and ask for permission to dedicate it to Linné as a token of his high esteem.