Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Braunen, 1710. Hardcover.  frontispiece, rubricated title page,  314p., , Register, 30 plates, many folding; 8x6.5 inch text printed in German, fraktur font, ex-libris bookplate of American zoologist Charles Atwood Kofoid on front paste-down, signature of UC Berkeley student of Slavic Languages Benjamin Jack Pooler. Re-cased, probably early 20thC. The textblock (all edges tinted red) is original with two original blanks initial and terminal. This rebind incorporates very old marbled boards with vellum corner-tips, very edgeworn showing card, backed with an untitled binders'-tape spine; adhesive-tape hinges, but holding well. Leaves toned and bear light dust-smear, small pipe-coal burns and an ancient food smear. Expect readers' markings here and there, most especially light pencil and ink marks to rubricated title page including an arabesque doodle. First edition of a much-reprinted item that established the historicity of the Noaic Deluge through fossil evidence; the plates are in remarkably good condition, same toning and discolorations as with text paperstock. We see one short tear where a folded plate, no.7, was bound too close to the gutter...general good condition.
Buttner's book on modern scientific proof of the Biblical Flood found in marine life, plants, and the contemporary state (1700s) of the Earth's waters.