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‎"KNIGHT, THOMAS ANDREW. - INTRODUCING GEOTROPISM IN PLANT GROWTH.‎

‎On the Direction of the Radicle and Germen during the Vegetation of Seeds. In a Letter to... Joseph Banks. Read January 9, 1806.‎

‎(London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1806). 4to. No wrappers as extracted from ""Philosophical Transactions"" 1806. Pp. 99-108.‎

‎First apperance of a milestone paper in plant physiology as the concept of tropistic behaviour arose from the experiments described in this paper. Knight showed that forces, generated by means of a water-wheel, made roots and shoots of seedlings orient themselves to centrifugal forces, just as they do to gravity.Knight's investigations on geotropism ""enabled Knight to distinguish between geotropic and hydrotropic reactions of the root, and opened the whole question of tropic responses, of their physical basis and adaptive significance in the lfe of plants.""(Morton, ""History of Botanical Science"", p. 390.).""His most famous work was on what are now called geotropisms. In a letter read by Banks to the Royal Society in 1806, Knight described how he eliminated the influence of gravitation on germinating seeds: He attached them at various angles to the rim of a vertical wheel which was driven by a stream in his garden to revolve continuously at a rate of 150 r.p.m. As the germinating plants grew, each shoot was directed to the center of the wheel" when a shoot passed the center of the wheel its tip turned back so that growth was still centripetal" the roots grew away from the center. Next he set up a similar structure with the wheel horizontal and rotating at 250 r.p.m. so that the seedlings were influenced by both gravitation of the earth an the centrifugal force. In this case, growth was at an angle of 80° to the vertical, the shoot upward and inward, and the root downward and out. Reducing the rotation to 80 r.p.m. decreased the centrifugal force to such an extent that the plants grew at an angle of 45° to the vertical.""(DSB).‎

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‎"KRÄUSEL, R. und H. WEYLAND.‎

‎Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Devonflora II.‎

‎Frankfurt a. M., 1926. 4to. Orig. printed wrappers. tears to backstrip. In: ""Abhandlungen hrsg. von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft"". (43) pp., textillustrations and 15 plates.‎

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‎"KRASCHENINNIKOW, STEPHANNO.‎

‎Descriptiones Rariorum Plantarum. De Persicaria foliis ouatis, glabris.‎

‎(Petropoli (St. Petersbourg), 1750). 4to. Uncut, without wrappers. Extracted from ""Novi Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae"", Tom. I. ad Annum 1747 et 1748. Pp. 375-384 a. 3 large folded engraved plates.‎

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‎"LANGE, JOH. OG E. ROSTRUP.‎

‎De danske Foderurter. Udarbejdet paa Grundlag af S. Drejers ""Anvisning til at kjende de danske Foderurter"", tredie Udgave. Udgivet af Det Kongelige Landhusholdningsselskab.‎

‎Kjøbenhavn, Bianco Lino, 1877. Samtidigt hshirtbd. VI,(2),374 pp., talrige tekstillustrationer i træsnit., 1 foldetavle.‎

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‎"LANGE, JAKOB E.‎

‎Flora Agaricina Danica. Published under the Auspices of the Society for the Advancement of Mycology in Denmark and the Danish Botanical Society. Collaborators N.F. Buchwald, M.P. Christiansen, C. Ferdinandsen, Poul Larsen et al. Vol. I-V (all).‎

‎Copenhagen, 1935-40. Large 4to. Bound in one nice solid hcalf. Text to each volume and 200 superb chromolithographed plates. Index practically bound separately in hcloth with titlelabel. This copy has belonged to the main collaborator N.F. Buchwald, bearing his name and exlibris.‎

‎First edition. One of the technically finest chromolithographed books ever produced. More than a thousand species are described. The descriptions are brief because most specific details can be seen, and the author even recommends that they should be examined with a lens. - ""Flora agaricina Danica...are both scientifically invaluable and superb examples of modern printing"" (G.C. Ainsworth) - Nissen BBI:1132.‎

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‎"LANGE, JAKOB E.‎

‎Flora Agaricina Danica. Published under the Auspices of the Society for the Advancement of Mycology in Denmark and the Danish Botanical Society. Collaborators N.F. Buchwald, M.P. Christiansen, C. Ferdinandsen, Poul Larsen et al. Vol. I-V (all).‎

‎Copenhagen, Printed by Recato A/S, 1935-40. Large 4to. Unbound in 10 (5 text-parts and 5 plate-parts) original parts with orig. wrappers.Text to each volume and 200 superb chromolithographed plates. Some wear to portfolios of plates. Both text and plates fine and clean. With all separate titlepages and the general titlepage.‎

‎First edition. One of the technically finest chromolithographed books ever produced. More than a thousand species are described. The descriptions are brief because most specific details can be seen, and the author even recommends that they should be examined with a lens. - ""Flora agaricina Danica...are both scientifically invaluable and superb examples of modern printing"" (G.C. Ainsworth) - Nissen BBI:1132.‎

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‎"LABILLARDIÈRE, (JACQUES JULIEN HOUTTOU de). - A NEW GENUS OF PALMS.‎

‎Mémoire Sur un nouveau genre (l'Areng à sucre) de la famille des palmiers. Lu le 21 fructidor an 8 (1800).‎

‎(Paris, Baudouin, AN XI (1803)). 4to. Without wrappers. Uncut. Extracted from ""Mémoires de L'Institut National des Sciences et Arts"", Tome Quatrieme. Pp. 209-218 and 2 large folded engraved plates. (The plate depicting ""Areng à Sucre"" measuring 42x33 cm.). Clean and fine.‎

‎First printing of the first description of a new genus of palms, which he named it Arenga after the name Areng given to it in the Moluccas.Labillardière was a French explorer and botanist, he travelled in the Near East in 1786 and he joined the expedition in search of La Perouse.‎

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‎"LESTIBOUDOIS, FRANCOIS-JOSEPH.‎

‎Botanographie Belgique, ou Methode pour connaitre facilement toutes les Plantes qui croissant naturellement, ou que l'on cultive communément dans les Provinces septentrionales de la France.‎

‎Lille, J.B. Henry, 1781. 8vo. Cont. full mottled calf. Richly gilt back. Titlelabel in leather on back, gilt. Slightly worn. Titlepage and (7)-(8)= ""Extract"",XLVIII,334,(2) pp. and 23 folded engraved plates. Titlepage and first lvs. a little soiled, last 2 lvs. with marginal repairs. Some brownspots, some tracesof use.‎

‎First edition. - Pritzel No 5236.‎

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‎"LIEBMANN, F.‎

‎3 monographs on Mexican and Central-American plants. 1. Mexicos Halvgræs bearbeidede efter Forgængernes og egne Materialer med Tillæg af de i Nicaragua og Costa rica af A.S. Örsted samlede samt nogle faa ubeskrevne vestindiske Former. - 2. Philetæria ...‎

‎(Copenhagen Bianco Luno, 1851). 4to. No wrappers. Extracted from ""Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter"", Femte Række, 2. Bind pp. 189-277" 278-284285-343. and 1 engraved plate.‎

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‎"LINNAEUS, CARL (LINNÉ).‎

‎Bibliotheca Botanica. Recensens libros plus mille de plantis huc usque editos, secundum systema auctorum naturale in classes, ordines, genera et species dispositos, additis editionis loco, tempore, forma, lingua caet. Pars 1Edito Nova Multo Correctior. - [THE FIRST BOTANICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY ARRANGED BY SUBJECT]‎

‎Halae Sailcae [i.e. Stockholm]: Apud Io. Gottl. Bierwirth, 1747. 8vo. Contemporary marbled paper binding with handwritten paper label to spine. Occational signs of wear. Overall a very nice copy. [XIV], 124, [8] pp.‎

‎Second edition of Linnaeus' important ""Bibliotheca Botanica"" (without the Fundamentorum Botanica, which appeared simultaneously), his highly important, elaborate classification system for his catalogue of books. This significant work constitutes the first botanical bibliography arranged by subject and the work in which the term ""methodists"" is coined. ""The Bibliotheca is a concise history of botany in a dry, enumerative, but very efficient style. Linnaeus describes the development of botanical science by subdividing the authors in various categories and by adding several statements on the main events in human affairs without which the growth of botany as a science cannot be understood. The often enlightening and amusing names for the various categories of botanists show not only a good knowledge of the literature, but also an awareness of the fact that botanical history is human history."" (Frans Stafleu).The ""Bibliotheca Botanica"" is complete in itself. It was contemplated as the first part of a planned Bibliotheca medica (which he never wrote). It first appeared in 1736, and the present second edition constitutes a reprint of the first edition of the text, with the addenda and errata of Linnaeus inserted in their place. The work appeared again in 1751. Soulsby: 251.‎

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‎"LINNAEUS (LINNÉ), CARL.‎

‎Flora Lapponica exhibens Plantas per Lapponiam Crescentes, secundam Systema Sexuale Collectas in Itinere... Additis Synonymis, & Locis Natalibus Omnium, Descriptionibus & Figuris Rariorum, Viribus Medicatis & Oeconomicis Plurimarum. - [""WAITED FOR EXPECTANTLY"" AND ""RECEIVED WITH ACCLAIM""]‎

‎Amsterdam, Salomonem Schouten, 1737. 8vo. Bound in a fine later (around 1900) red hcalf with raisd bands, titlelabel in leather with gilt lettering. Compartments profusely gilt (G. Hedberg, Stockholm). Marbled top-edge, otherwise UNCUT throughout. Engraved frontispiece. Titlepage in red/black. (40),372,(38) pp. and 12 folded engraved plates. A few scattered brownspots. A copy printed on good paper.‎

‎Scarce first edition of greatest importence as it is one of the first works in which Linné worked out his binomial nomenclature, and of ""prime importance for the nomenclature of Arctic-Alpine species"".Linnaeus set out from Uppsala on his journey into Lapland on 12 May 1732, and returned to Uppsala on 10 October, after adventures in snow and sleet and among 'novelties in all three kingdoms of nature', including many new plants. All this he recorded in diary and catalogue... Linnaeus worked on the present volume during his sojourn in Leyden and at the Clifford estate at Hartecamp in Holland. A Society was formed at Amsterdam to defray the expenses of the plates.., and the 'Flora Lapponica' came forth in 1737, just ahead of the 'Geneve plantarum' and the 'Hortus Cliffortianus'. Botanists had waited for it expectantly, and they received it with accaim. (Hunt No. 502).""The journey was the most adventurous that Linnaeus ever made" it has been assessed by his fellow-countrymen as the most fruitful single scientific expedition ever made in Sweden both for its immediate botanical results and its influence on Linnaeus’s later career. It led to the publication in 1737 of his Flora Lapponica which is of prime importance for the nomenclature of Arctic-Alpine species" Linnaeus’s Lapland specimens, on which this was based, are in Paris."" (The Linnaean Correspondance).Hulth: p. 21 - Soulsby: No. 279.‎

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‎"LINNAEUS (LINNÉ), CARL. - ""WAITED FOR EXPECTANTLY"" AND ""RECEIVED WITH ACCLAIM"".‎

‎Flora Lapponica exhibens Plantas per Lapponiam Crescentes, secundam Systema Sexuale Collectas in Itinere... Additis Synonymis, & Locis Natalibus Omnium, Descriptionibus & Figuris Rariorum, Viribus Medicatis & Oeconomicis Plurimarum.‎

‎Amsterdam, Salomonem Schouten, 1737. 8vo. Contemporary full mottled calf. Light wear to top of spine. Light wear along fronthinge. Raised bands. Richly gilt compartments. Titlelabel in leather with gilt lettering. Engraved frontispiece. Titlepage in red/black. (40),372,(38) pp. and 12 folded engraved plates. Printed on good paper. Internally clean and fine.‎

‎Scarce first edition of this highly important work, which is one of the first in which Linné worked out his binomial nomenclature, being of ""prime importance for the nomenclature of Arctic-Alpine species"".On May 12th 1732, Linnaeus set out on his journey into Lapland, returning to Uppsala on October 10th, after adventures in snow and sleet, discovering 'novelties in all three kingdoms of nature', including many new plants. All this he recorded in diary and catalogue... Linnaeus worked on the present volume during his sojourn in Leyden and at the Clifford estate at Hartecamp in Holland. A Society was formed at Amsterdam to defray the expenses of the plates.., and the 'Flora Lapponica' came forth in 1737, just ahead of the 'Geneve plantarum' and the 'Hortus Cliffortianus'. Botanists had waited for it expectantly, and they received it with accaim. (Hunt No. 502).""The journey was the most adventurous that Linnaeus ever made" it has been assessed by his fellow-countrymen as the most fruitful single scientific expedition ever made in Sweden both for its immediate botanical results and its influence on Linnaeus's later career. It led to the publication in 1737 of his Flora Lapponica which is of prime importance for the nomenclature of Arctic-Alpine species" Linnaeus's Lapland specimens, on which this was based, are in Paris."" (The Linnaean Correspondance).Hulth: p. 21 - Soulsby: No. 279.‎

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‎"LIEBMANN, F.‎

‎Mexicos Bregner, en systematisk, critisk, plantegeographisk Undersögelse.(The Ferns of Mexico...).‎

‎Kjöbenhavn, Bianco Luno, 1849. 4to. No wrappers. In: ""Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter"".Titlepage. a. pp. 153-322. Clean and fine.‎

‎A classic study of the Ferns of Mexico. - Stafleu & Cowan: 4512.‎

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‎"LINNAEUS, CAROLUS [LINNÉ].‎

‎Oratio de telluris habitabilis incremento. Et Andreae Celsii Oratio de mutationibus generalioribus quae in superficie corporum coelestium contingunt. (On the Increase of the Habitable Earth).‎

‎Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), Cornelium Haak, 1744. 8vo. Bound in a beautiful hcalf (from around 1840) with profusely gilt spine. Titlelabel with gilt lettering. Old name on top of titlepage. (1-2)3-104 pp. Printed on good paper. Clean. Withbound. Olaus Celsius: (Hebrew) Sive melones Aegyptii, ab Israélitis desiderati..."" Leiden, Conradum Wishoff,1726. (1-2)3-28 pp.‎

‎The scarce first edition of Linnés most importent contribution to historical geology. In his odd speech on ""The Growth of the Earth"" (""Oratio de telluris habitabilis incremento"" [1743]) and in later works Linnaeus gave his conception of the development of the planet. Inspired by the Christian doctrine of paradise and the old concept of the golden age, he imagined paradise as an island on the equator, from which animals and plants, with the decrease of the water, spread out over the earth. In the 1740’s he contributed observations in the field to the lively debates in Sweden about ""water reduction"" i.e., the uplift of the Swedish plateau in postglacial time. He believed that the sedimentary strata had been deposited over enormous time periods but, mindful of ecclesiastical orthodoxy, he was wary of expressing his heretical views on the age of the world and the length of the geological epochs."" (DSB).Soulsby: 1377.‎

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‎"LINNÉ, CARL von.‎

‎Reisen durch Oeland und Gothland, welche auf Befehl der hochlöblichen Reichsstände des Königreichs Schweden im Jahr 1741. angestellt worden. Aus dem schwedischen übersetzt. Mit Kupfern.‎

‎Halle, Curt, 1764. Bound in a nice contemp. hcalf. Richly gilt spine. Titlelabel with gilt lettering. (32),364,(24) pp., 2 folded engraved maps, 3 engraved plates. A neath repair to upper inner corner of margin on some of the first leaves. Otherwise clean and fine.‎

‎First German edition - and the only translation in any foreign language - of ""Öländska och Gothländska Resa..."", Stockholm & Uppsala, 1745.Soulsby,207. - Hulth,45.‎

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‎"LINNAEUS, CARL (LINNÉ).‎

‎Tal, om Märkwärdigheter uti insecterne, hållt för Wettenscaps Academien uti Auditorio Illustri på första Præsidentskapet aflades 1739. D. 3. October. - [LINNAEUS' VIEW OF NATURE]‎

‎Stockholm, Pet. Momma, 1739. Small 8vo. Preserved in covers of older blindstamped golden paper. Title-page a bit soiled and with old owner's names (one of them crossed out, the other one being Roland Martin). A small restoration to lower blank margin of title-page. Woodcut initial at beginning and woodcut end-vignette. (18) pp.‎

‎Exceedingly rare first edition, first issue (with an excellent provenance) of Linnaeus' seminal speech which has gone down in history as one of the most famous and influential summations on the economy of nature - demonstrated by ""curiosities among insects"". With poetical eloquence, Linnaeus shows us the wonder of the small creature that is the insect and beautifully ties together the nature of the world that we live in, providing to all living things a means and an end. Published merely four years after the groundbreaking first edition of the ""Systema Natura"" - and two decades before the definitive 10th edition of it - Linnaeus, in this epochal speech, points us to the fact that only with the ""Systema Natura"" had the true nature of the insect been discovered, revealing to us also the true wonder of nature. This groundbreaking speech was given at the inauguration of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm in 1739. Linnaeus himself was one of the founders of the academy"" this foundational speech not only marks the beginning of the world-changing Academy of Sciences, being the first in a long series of presiding speeches that were given four times a year (when the Academy chose a new chairman), it also marks an epoch in the theory of natural history. The frequent reprinting of the speech bears witness to its epochal character and the importance it came to hold for Linnaeus himself. The extremely scarce first issue was printed by Momma in a poor antiqua setting, mixing three different styles, and the last three pages are in a smaller font. New issues appeared in Swedish in 1747 and 1752, the speech was reprinted in Latin numerous times in different issues of the ""Amoenitates"", and it was translated into English and German. When occupying oneself with the greatest modern zoologist, Carl von Linné, the founder of binominal nomenclature, one rarely comes across references to his philosophical theory of the world. Unlike many modern thinkers, 18th century scientists and philosophers did not find the notion of God as ruler of the Universe incompatible with hard scientific facts. On the contrary, the relationship between God and Nature was an issue of crucial importance to many natural scientists of the period. The present speech constitutes the most important declaration of Linnaeus' thoughts on the subject, presenting him as what we would call a ""physicotheologist"". By means of the ""curiosities among insects"", Linnaeus here presents Nature as a single, self-regulating global entity - an entity that is a wonder created by God. The present publication constitutes one of the most personal works that Linnaeus ever wrote and provides with a direct insight into his entire world view - the view of the world that enabled us to properly classify and systematize all living things. It is not least due to the present work that Linnaeus was so widely admired by the greatest of his contemporaries. In his own time he was not only admired for his great scientific accomplishments, he became famous for wider cultural reasons and for the moral qualities that understream his scientific work. That is the main reason why he was considered a hero by the likes of Rousseau and why the likes of Goethe made debating Linnaeus a pastime in fashionable Romantic circles. The work is of the greatest scarcity. OCLC lists merely six copies in libraries world-wide, two of which are in the US: Kansas State University and North Carolina State University. The remaining four copies are in: Sweden, France, UK, and The Netherlands. ROLAND MARTIN (1726-1788) was prominent physician, who was a student of Linnaeus. He studied at the University of Uppsala and here defended his dissertation in 1745 (under Linnaeus). He was nominated professor of medicine twice, but refused both times. He was considered an excellent teacher and a great physician, but he was a controversian man and caused dramatic debacle when he left the Collegium medicum and joined the Societas chirurgica (only to return in 1766, with a tarnished reputation). Hult, p. 31-32.BMC 3141Soulsby 1341‎

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‎"LUNDSTRÖM, AXEL N.‎

‎Kritische Bemerkungen ueber die Weiden Nowaja Semljas und ihren genetischen Zusammenhang.‎

‎Upsala, Akademischen Buchdruckerei, 1877. 4to. Contemp. clothbacked boards. Stamp on title-page. 86 pp., 1 plate. Offprint from ""Nova Acta Reg. Soc. Ups. Ser.III"".‎

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‎"MATTIOLI (MATTHIOLUS), PETRUS ANDREAE.‎

‎Commentarii secundo aucti in Libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica Materia. Adiectis quamplurimis plantarum, & animalium imaginibus, quæ in priore editione non habentur, eodem auctore. Hic accessit eivsdem Apologia Adversus Amathum Lusita... - [AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF RENAISSANCE PHARMACOLOGY]‎

‎Venetiis, In Officina Valgrisiana, 1559. Folio. (31,5x22,5 cm) Contemporary full Italian vellum. (100),776 pp. + Apologia (having its own title page) 46,(1) pp. Printers woodcut-device at both titles and on last leaf verso. With more than 700 fine wood-cuts in the text (of animals and plants). Light browning to title page, 2 corners repaired, no loss of text, 6 last leaves strengthened in outer margins, no loss of text. A few scattered brown spots and a few marginal notes. In general fine and clean, printed on good paper. Old name on title, Wolffgangus Hendl, 1564 P.V.Q.‎

‎Scarce third Latin edition of this, the most famous commentary on the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, having here also the text of Dioscorides, who was the originator of the Materia Medica of antiquity. The first edition was printed 1554 and it had fewer and smaller illustrations in the text. ""The use of illustrations to aid in describing and identifying plants was taken up enthusiastically by the Italian botanists. Ghini himself planned an illustrated work which was not carried out, but he helped and encouraged Mattioli to proceed with his Commentarii in VI Dioscoridis Libros which appeared with over 500 mostly excellent figures only a dozen years after Fuchs, and a few years later was reissued with some 1200 figures...his commentaries on Dioscorides became practically a general flora: they were immensely popular in Europe because of their mostly excellent illustrations, and many edition were published in Latin, Italian, German and Czech."" (A.G. Morton). In Germany it was published under the title ""New Kräuterbuch"" and according to Sarton, Mattioli became a magnet of botanical information. - Pritzel 1559. - Choulant p. 80 - Nissen BBI: 1305.‎

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‎"MEDDELELSER OM GRØNLAND BIND 20 -‎

‎Heri Bidrag af L.Kolderup Rosenvinge (Om Algevegetationen ved Grønlands Kyster), Joh. Chr. Moberg, Finnur Jónsson (Grønlands gamle Topografi efter Kilderne, Østerbygden og Vesterbygden), Frode Petersen (Om Identificeringen af ""Brade Ransons Forde"").‎

‎Kjøbenhan, Reitzel, 1899. Ubeskåret i orig. bogtrykt omslag. 351 pp., 1 tavle, 2 litograferede foldekort.‎

‎(Meddelelser om grønland, Bd. 20).‎

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‎"MECKEL, JOHANN FRIEDRICH & J.G. GLEDISCH.‎

‎Observations sur quelques Maladies assez rares. (and Gledisch:) Eclaircissemens historiques et physiques sur diverses Plantes qui ont été prises pour le véritable Aegolethron de Pline.‎

‎(Berlin, Haude et Spener, 1766). 4to. No wrappers, as issued in ""Memoires de L'Academie Royale des Science et Belles Lettres"", tome XV, pp.35-48 and pp. 49-86.Meckel's paper having 3 folded engraved plates.‎

‎Both memoirs first editions. Meckel (1724-74) is known for ""Meckel's Ganglion"" and ""Meckel's Cave"". In this memoir he describes rare medical cases as intestinal stones etc. - Gledisch, well known for his studies on male and female plants and his establishment of the sexes in plants, gives in this memoir a long historical treatment of this plant, a Rhodendron with poisenous honey, referring to Greek and Roman authors as well as medieval herbalists etc.‎

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‎"MORTENSEN, H.‎

‎Naturhistorie for Ungdommen. Nærmest efter F. Martin's ""Naturgeschichte für die Jugens"". Med 262 illuminerede Figurer.‎

‎Kbhvn., P.G. Philipsen, 1859. Orig. farvelitograferet papbd. Ryggen mangler. Bindet med brugsspor. (4),546 pp. samt 38 plancher, hvoraf de 28 er håndkoloreret, herpå 262 illustr.‎

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‎"MORTENSEN, H.‎

‎Naturhistorie for Ungdommen. Nærmest efter F. Martin's ""Naturgeschichte fr die Jugend"". Med 262 illuminerede Figurer.‎

‎Kjøbenhavn, Philipsen, 1859. Samtidigt hldrbd. Kapitæler og false slidte. (6),546 pp., 32 litograferde plancher, hvoraf de 28 er håndkolorerede.‎

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‎"NIELSEN, R.‎

‎Om Tropiske Orchideer og deres Dyrkning.‎

‎København, Gyldendal, 1895. 4to. Orig.hshirtbd. Ryg med en smule kantslid. Forperm med et par brunpletter.ll9 pp. samt l6 farvelitograferede plancher. Med dedikation på fribladet ""Til Hr. Overgartner Heise/ Venligst fra/ Rud. Nielsen""‎

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‎"OEDER, GEORG CHRISTIAN. - FØRSTE DANSKE LÆREBOG I BOTANIK.‎

‎Einleitung zu der Kräuterkenntniss. (Erster Band) Erster-Zweyter Theil. (alles erschienen).‎

‎Kopenhagen, Nic. Møller, 1764-66. 2 samtidige marmorerede papirsomslag. Stort, helt ubeskåret eksemplar på svært skrivepapir. (8),163,(1),(4),(164-) 434,(2) pp. samt 14 kobberstukne plancher med mange afbildninger. Titelbladet og indholdsfortegnelsen til 2. del lidt snavset, eller aldeles rent eksemplar. Med det trykte blad i del 2 ""Flora Danica. Erster Band"" (idet værket skulle være et af de tekstbind som var planlagt at medfølge udgivelsen af Flora Danica, der kom kun dette).‎

‎Originaludgaven af den første danske lærebog i botanik. Det var Oeder som udkastede ideen til udgivelsen af ""Flora Danica"", og han blev dets første redaktør. Ovenstående er det første tekstværk, som skulle udgøre en del af ""Flora Danica"", det blev ikke til mere. Værket udkom på både Latin, Tysk og Dansk, som tillægshefter til Flora Danica, og det uddeltes til værkets subskribenter. - Bibl. Danica II:185-86. - Carl Christensen II, p. 47 nr. 10 a. - Stafleu a. Cowan: 7002.‎

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‎"PAULLI, SIMON - FIRST DANISH ILLUSTRATED HERBAL.‎

‎Flora Danica Det er: Dansk Vrtebog: Vdi huilcken, efter hans Kongl: Mayst... høylofligst Ihukommelse Christiani IV....skriftlig Befalning til Facultatem Medicam, udi det Kongelig Universiteet Kiøbenhafn, icke alleeniste Vrternes Historiske Beskrifvels...‎

‎Kiøbenhafn, Melchiore Martzan, (1647-) 1648. 4to. (19,2x14,5 cm.). Senere helldrbd. med rig rygforgyldning (fra ca 1850). Med en krakelering i midten af ryggen der er repareret, ligesom kapitæler og false. Kobberstukket portræt af Paulli (efter Karel van Mander), kobberstukket titelblad afbildende gudinden Flora siddende i en portal hvorigennem der er udsigt til byens tårne (disse to kobbere tæt beskåret i ene margin og opklæbet). De 4 deltitelblade med de såkaldte årstidkobbere mangler. (36),(786 (= fol 1-393)),(94) pp. samt 376 helsides træsnit af planter på 188 blade. De 4 deltitelblade som hører til billeddelen er tilstede.Til slut kolofonbladet med Plantin's helsides træskårne bogtrykkermærke. Billeddelen har tilskrifter i gl. hånd med danske navne og undertiden anføres deres brug. Marginalnoterne er her tæt beskåret ved ombindingen. Trykt på svært papir, eksemplaret er i god stand med kun lette brugsspor. Registerbladene (94) omfatter 4 registre, 3 sprogregistre (latin, tysk, dansk) og et ""sygdomsregister"".‎

‎Den sjældne originaludgave af det første danske Herbarium, der som titelbladet angiver både skulle tjene som en botanik, men også som en lægebog. Bogen er et af 16oo-tallets finest udstyrede danske værker. I et brev dateret 1645 opfordrer Christian IV Collegium Medicum til at forfatte et værk, som skulle indeholde allehånde råd mod sygdomme, og oplysning om, hvor folk kunne finde urterne således at de uden de store omkostninger kunne kurere sig selv når sygdom opstod. Kollegiet overdrog opgaven hermed til Simon Paulli. En af grundene til, at bogen kom i et så fint udstyr er, at forlæggeren Balthasar Moret fra Plantin-trykkeriet i Antwerpen overlod de af ham ejede botaniske træsnit, som tidligere havde været anvendt i Tabermontanus' værker, til bogens illustrationsdel. Da teksten i vid udstrækning bygger på Dodonæus' værk, er kun 224 af de 380 arter som beskrives, danske. - Nissen BBI: 1497. - Birkelund: 50. - Bibl. Danica II:188.‎

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‎"ROTTBØLL, FRIIS (C.F.).‎

‎Beskrivelse over nogle Planter fra de malabariske Kyster.‎

‎(København, Hallager,1783). 4to. Uden omslag. I: ""Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter"" Nye Samling, Anden. Del. Pp. 525-546 samt 6 store kobberstukne foldeplancher. Rent frisk eksemplar på skrivepapir.‎

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‎"ROUSSEAU, J.J. and THOMAS MARTYN.‎

‎Letters on the Elements of Botany addresses to a Lady. Translated into English with Notes, and Twenty-Four additional Letters, fully explaining the System of Linnaeus, By Thomas Martyn. The Fourth Edition. (And) Thirty-Eight Plates, with Explanations...‎

‎London, B. and J. White, 1794. Bound in 2 very fine cont. full red longgrained morocco. Gilt inside and outside borders. All edges gilt, gilt back. Backs lightly faded. XXIV,503,(28) pp. and 1 folded table + VI,72 pp. and 38 fine engraved and hand-coloured plates (Drawn and engraved by F.P. Nodder). Both volumes in excellent condition, clean and fresh, printed on good paper and plates with tissueguards. Inscription in ink in both volumes reads: ""Emma Curtis the gift of MS. Taylor(?) 1795.""‎

‎Rousseaus' popularization of the linnean system ran through many editions, and was first issued as a part of his posthumously published ""Works"" as ""Letters elementaire...."" in 1782. The ""38 Plates"" by Martyn was first published 1788 as a sort illustrative companion to the text of Rousseau's letters. Here they come together in the fine printings of 1794. - Pritzel 7824 - Soulsby No 704, but this 4th edition not in the collection.‎

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‎"RÉAUMUR, (RENÉ-ANTOINE FERCHAULT DE).‎

‎Description des Fleurs & des Graines de divers Fucus, & quelques autres Observations physiques sur ces mesmes Plantes. (+) Suite d'un Memoire...sur les Fleurs & les Graines de diverses Plantes marines. (2 Mémoirs).‎

‎(Paris, L'Imprimerie Royale, 1714). 4to. Without wrappers. Extracted from ""Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences. Année 1711"" and ""Année 1712. Pp. 282-302 and 3 large folded engraved plates. + pp. 22-44 and 5 large folded engraved plates.‎

‎First appearance of a classic paper on sea-weeds and marine alga.""Examination for the reproductive structures had already started. In 1711, R.A.F de Réaumur gave an account of Fucus in which noted the two types of external openings in the thallus: the non-sexual cryptostromata (sterile surface cavities) and the conceptacles (fertile cavities, immersed but with a surface opening) containing the sexual organs, which he thought were female flowers. With a lens he was able to see the oogonoa (the female sex organs) and the antheridia (the male sex organs) within the conceptacles, but he interpreted these as seeds, correctly noting that each conceptacle had an opening externally through which they could escape.""(A.G. Morton ""History of Botanical Science"", p. 245.""Réamur was among the greatest naturalists of his or any age. In the breadth and range of his researches, in the patient detail of his observations, and in the brilliant ingenuity of his experiments, it would be difficult to name his equal. Thomas Henry Huxley has compared him favorably with Darwin.""(DSB XI, p. 331).‎

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‎"SCHUMACHER, F.C. - NEW SPECIES FROM GUINEA.‎

‎Beskrivelse af Guineiske Planter som ere fundne af Danske Botanikere, især af Etatsraad Thonning. (1.) - 2. Stykke. (Description of Plants from Guinea, found by Danish Botanists, mainly by Thonning). 2 Bd.‎

‎(Copenhagen, (1827) 1828-29). 4to. Uden omslag. Første bind ubeskåret. Rent frisk eksemplar på skrivepapir. Fra (Extracted) ""Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter"" Pp. 21-248 samt pp. 1-236.‎

‎First printing of this importent botanical work, describing in total 345 new species of Guinean plants, 245 is supplied with Latin descriptions made by Thonning and about 100 by Schumacher. There is 18 new genera described. - Stafleu & Cowan 11.360. - Carl Christensen Bd.2: p. 116.‎

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‎"SHIRASAWA, M. HOMI (YASUMI). - THE MONUMENTAL ""FOREST TREES IN JAPAN"".‎

‎Iconographie des Essences Forestiéres du Japon. Préparée par M. Homi Shirasawa, Inspecteur des Forêts. Tome I-II. 2 Vols. - [THE MONUMENTAL ""FOREST TREES IN JAPAN"".]‎

‎Tokio (Tokyo), 1900-08. Folio. (43x30 cm.). Bound in 2 contemp. hcalf. Covers gilt and with gilt lettering. 2 title-pages in French, 2 title-pages in Japanese and 1 colophon-leaf in Japanese in each volume. With 162 (88 + 74) fine chromolithographed plates, each with Latin nomenclatur and text in Japanese at foot. Some brownspots to the Japanese titles, plates fine and clean.‎

‎Extremely scarce first edition of this monumental work on the forest trees of Japan. The copies in the European libraries seem to be without text, and only a few have all the plates - ""no text seen to vol. II"" ( Stafleu & Cowan). A volume of text to vol. I published, but only in Japanese ??.""Atlas of Forest Trees in Japan consists of two volumes. The author is Yasumi Shirasawa (1868-1947), who held a Doctor of Science degree in forestry and was the first President of Japanese Forestry Society, and an engineer of the Bureau of Forestry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce. Published in the 33rd year of the Meiji Period (1900), the first volume includes 88 plates of the trees in Japan painted by Nobumitsu Maruyama. The second volume was published eight years later, in the 41st year of the Meiji Period (1908), and contains 74 plates of trees drawn by Hideo Oishi. The two volumes together record 162 species of forest trees in Japan. The plates feature both the exterior appearance of each species and sectional profiles, as well as detailed illustrations of the transverse sections and the grain of each tree. The atlas is the earliest application of three-dimensional illustration techniques for the rendering of trees. Along with the rich shades and bright tones used to color each plate, the complexity and sophistication of the drafting capture each tree in remarkable vividness."" (Taiwan Forestry Research).Stafleu & Cowan, 11.901.‎

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‎"SICKENBERGER, E.‎

‎Contributions a la Flore D'Égypte.‎

‎Le Caire, 1901. 4to. Fine, solid full cloth. (168) pp. Extract from ""Memoires présentés a L'Institut Égyptienne, Tome IV, fasc. II""‎

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‎"SOCIETY OF GARDINERS - (PHILIP MILLER) - CATALOGUS.‎

‎Catalogus Plantarum, Tum Exoticarum tum Domesticarum,...A Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs, Plants, and Flowers, both Exotic and Domestic, Which are proposed for Sale, In the Gardens near London..Divided, according to their different Degrees of Hardiness, i... - [BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE]‎

‎London, (1729-) 1730. Folio. (44x30,3 cm.). Bound in a later (ca. 1850) half calf. Title-label on back. Back a little rubbed and with some scratches. Engraved frontispiece by Henry Fletcher (a gardiner showing a formal garden). XII,90 pp. 2 engraved vignettes. There is only the main title-page (not the title indicating that this is Part I of 4 planned, only this was issued). With all 21 engraved plates in colour (7 in mezzotints printed at one impression and afterwards touched with handcolour and 14 plates handcoloured) after Van Huysum and engraved by Elisha Kirkall and H. Fletcher, some plates numbered in ink and some in the plate. Title-page with a small tear and lower part with some creases. Title with a dampstain to lower margin. The dampstain is seen in weaker form on foot of some leaves and some plates, but not affecting images. At end it is seen in outher margins, but not much. A copy on good heavy paper and large with broad margin to leaves and plates. One text-leaf torn in outer margin with a small loss of paper.‎

‎First editon of this rare, beautiful, and highly esttemed Flower Book, which has the reputation of being the only flower book entirely illustrated by the work of Jacob van Huysum, of being one of the first attempts to establish a botanical nomenclature (it is often cited by Linné as ""Hort.Angl.""). and as one of (actually the second) the earliest flower books to have plates printed in colours. ""The Catalogue Plantarum is notable as one of the earliest flower books to contain plates printed in colors. It is perhaps unique in that one third of its plates are so printed, in mezzotint from a single plate, while two thirds are engraved and handcolored in the usual way. The book is also unusual in that it was ostensibly the work of twenty authors, listed as the Society of Gardeners at the end of the Preface, though it is usually assumed that one of their number, Philip Miller, was responsible for the text....One intention of the Society was to agree on a nomenclature, so as to limit confusion in ordering plants"" but that does not make it easy to translate into modern binominals. The present list of plants is offered as a means to a better one."" (Hunt No 485, frontispiece shown on Hunt plate III). - Sitwell p. 95. - Nissen No. 2230.‎

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‎"SOLDIN, A.& S.‎

‎Den danske Flora, eller naturlige Afbildninger af danske Planter. Indeholdende en Samling af de almindelige Markblomster som voxe vildt i Egnen omkring Kjøbenhavn. 1.-4. Hæfte (All that was published /alt som udkom). - [WILD FLOWERS OF THE GREATEST SCARCITY]‎

‎Copenhagen., A.& S. Soldin, Trykt hos C.M. Cohen, 1807. 4to. All four issues in the original blank wrappers with paper title-lables to front wrappers. Each issue with a later cloth backstrip. Housed in an exquisite box with a beautifully gilt red morocco spine and marbled blue and red paper, with gilt super ex-libris to front. Some leaves brownspotted, especially in the fourth issue 48 pp + 40 finely hand-coloured plates (on two of which the engraved is mentioned: ""Fridrich sc.""). Two versions of the title-page for the fourth issue. 4to. Foreligger i de 4 originale hefter med glanspapirsomslag, shirtryg i en smuk bogæske af rød maroquin med rygforgyldning. 4 titelblade (af hefte 4 foreligger 2 versioner). På skrivepapir. 48 pp. samt 40 fint håndkolorerede plancher (på 2 plancher nævnes kobberstikkeren: Fridrich sc.). Nogle plancher brunpletted, især i 4. hefte.‎

‎Of the utmost scarcity. OCLC records merely one copy. Af største sjældenhed. Kobberstikkeren må være identisk med Johann Georg Fridrich (1742-1809) som er kendt for brandbillederne fra 1794, jvf. Krohn p. 82, heri er værket dog ikke nævnt. B. Danica II:191.‎

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‎"STRØM, HANS.‎

‎Beskrivelse over ti Norske Søe=Væxter.‎

‎(Kjøbenhavn, Waeysenhuuses Bogtrykkerie, 1770). 4to. Uden omslag. Udsnit af ""Skrifter, som udi det Kiøbenhavnske Selskab af Lærdoms og Videnskabers Elskere ere fremlagte og oplæste i Aaret 1765-69"". Tiende Deel."" Pp. 249-260, 2 kobberstukne plancher.‎

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‎"STRØM, HANS.‎

‎Fortegnelse over endeel Norske Væxter, især Cryptogamister, som et Tillg til Gunneri Flora Norvegica. 1.-2. Stykke.‎

‎Kiøbenhavn, Thiele, 1788 og 1793. 4to. Ubeskåret uden omslag. Udkom i ""Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter"" Nye Samling, 3. og 4. Del. Pp. 348-382 og pp. 369-397.‎

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‎"THEOPHRASTUS - THEOPHRASTOS - THEOPHRAST.‎

‎De Historia plantarum Libri VIII, Et Decimi principium De Causis, siute generatione plantarum, Libri VI. Theodoro Gaza interprete. Cum eorum omnium quæ his Theophrasti libris continentur, indice. (2 Parts).‎

‎(Colophon: Basel, apud Andream Cratandrum, 1534). Folio. Nice hcalf from ab. 1750, richly gilt back, gilt title-label. Corners a bit bumped. Slightly rubbed. Woodcut printer's device to title and last leaf. (28),264,(2) pp. With many smaller and larger woodcut initials. Small stamp at lower corner of the first 2 leaves. Some, rather faint, dampstainings to first and last leaves, otherwise clean and with broad margins. Engraved book-plate inside front board (Bibliotheque du comte Le Moyne de Martigny).‎

‎Very scarce edition of Theophrastus' two main works. It is one of the earliest Latin editions of Gaza's esteemed translation, in reality it is the third printing of the first Latin edition (first issued 1483, then 1529 in 8vo, and now 1534) of the works which together constitute the foundation of scientific botany. By Linnaeus Theophrastus is called ""the father of Botany"". This edition comprises both botanical works, The History of Plants and The Causes of Plants, which have survived in their entirety and are the earliest books of this kind in world literature.""It is very strange that so much botanic knowledge should have been accumulated by the end of the fourth century and that so little, if anything, was added to it in ancient times. Theophrastos is not only the first botanic writer but also the greatest until Renaissance of the sixteenth century in Germany....The botany of Theophrastos and the zoölogy of Aristotle represents the climax of natural history in antiquity."" (Sarton in A History...Vol. I p. 558). ""No study of plants of such breadth and quality had previously been conceived: botany now first appears as a distinct science with a comprehensive yet clearly defined field of enquiry."" (A.G. Morton). - Stillwell No. 702 (Note) - Hunt No. 26 (listing the 1529-edition in 8vo) - Pritzel: 9189. - Not in Choulant, Handbuch der Bücherkunde für die Ältere Medicin.‎

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‎"THEOPHRASTUS ERESII.‎

‎De historia plantarum libri decem. Graecè & Latinè. Textum Graecum variis Lectionibus, emendationibus, hiulcorum supplementis: Latinam Gazae versionem nova interpretatione ad margines: totum Opus absolutissimis cum Notis, tum Commentariis: item rario... - [THE MOST IMPORTANT BOTANICAL WORK OF THE 17TH CENTURY]‎

‎Amsterdam, Heinric Laurentius, 1644. Folio. Contemporary full vellum with neat later (19th century) rebacking. Six raised bands and gilt title to spine. Some wear to extremities. Internally a fresh and clean copy with only a bit of occasional brownspotting. Endpapers with a bit of soiling. 2 bookplates to inside of front board: Gilbert Redgrave, London (dated 1894) & Gorden M. Jones, Virginia. Text in Greek and Latin. Woodcut title-page, numerous woodcut intials throughout, and more than 600 woodcut illustrations in the text. (20), 1187, (1), (88 - Index) pp.‎

‎First edition thus, being the most important and influential edition of Theophrastus' seminal work ""Enquiry into Plants"" - the first systematization of the botanical world and the most important contribution to botanical science up until the Renaissance. Bodaeus von Stapel's groundbreaking edition constitutes the first illustrated edition of Theophrastus' masterpiece as well as the first with both Greek and Latin text. Furthermore, von Stapel has not only collected all relevant commentaries and knowledge, he has also added corrections and much foundational information, turning the work into one of the most influential botanical works of the 17th century, profoundly influencing the likes of Linnaeus and contributing significantly to the development of modern scientific botany. ""This edition displays great care and research" the notes are numerous and learned, and all botanical information to be gleaned from Aristotle, Pliny, Dioscorides, and other ancient writers, seems to be embodied in this work. The Greek text is Heinsius's" the Latin version is that of the editor, who has placed Gaza's in the margin, with frequent corrections. The conjectures of Scaliger, Constantine, and Salmasius, are also incorporated... it has collected into one body the opinions of the old writers on the subject of the PLANTS. It contains some wood-cuts of the rarer species, which are much better uncoloured than coloured."" Dibdin II:498). The numerous woodcut plant illustrations were partly copied from other sources and partly made especially for this edition. Thus, apart from being ""one of the best and most thoughtfully prepared of all the editions of Theophrastos"" (Hunt), our editor has also made original contributions that are of great importance. ""It is interesting not only because of the brilliance of the editing, but, curiously enough, to the American botanist as well, for involving in the discussion certain species from Virginia, other parts of the New World, and Asia. The illustrations of these plants have been largely overlooked in botanical history, because of their incidental presence in a work which might not be expected to contain anything of the sort. Some were merely borrowed from l'Ecluse or de Lobel, but others seem original in this work"" (H.H. Bartlett: Fifty-five Rare Books - quoted by Hunt).At the height of the Renaissance, with the expansion of the known world and the spreading of the book due to the invention of the printing press, many new publications on plants appeared. Most of these publications, however, were primarily concerned with the medicinal qualities of individual plants and only few authors or editors took an interest in the general nature of the plants and how they could systematically be classified. One of the few exceptions was Bodaeus von Stapel. With his seminal 1644 edition of ""Historia Plantarum"", he focused on the overarching classification system of plants and took Theophrastus' work a step further, adding essential commentaries and illustrations - illustrations that were to be copied for centuries after. These illustrations remain the standard illustrations of Theophrastus' foundational work. This edition of Theophrastus' ""Historia Plantarum"" became the standard edition of that earliest work on systematic botany and the edition that all serious scientific botanists of the 17th and 18th centuries will have studied. ""Linnaeus, in the practice of his favourite art of systematizing, classified not only plants but the writers about them. The writers he distinguishes primarily as Botanists, and Plant Lovers, recognizing as Botanists only such as treat of plants from some philosophic or scientific point of view. Choosing his illustrations from annals of remote antiquity, he names among the earliest of the Greeks who wrote of plants Hippocrates"" but because he wrote of plants only in the interests of medicine Linnaeus styles him Father of Medicine... Similarly Aristotle... is down in the Linnaean list of ancient celebrities as Prince of Philosophers. To Theophrastus, however, he accords the title Father of Botany. From this opinion, far from having been newly promulgated in Linnaeus's time, there has been no dissenting voice. On the contrary, Albert Haller, one of the most learned men in Europe in his day, and a botanist of such renown that Linnaeus held him in reverence, and also in some fear, denominates Theophrastus ""the first of real botanists in point of time."" Kurt Sprengel in the nineteenth century, having rehearsed the names of a long line of ancient authors who had written more or less concerning plants, says: ""But the most illustrious of them all, and the true father of botany, was Theophrastus Eresius…."" (Greene, Landmarks of Botanical History, I:128).It is no wonder that Linnaeus should find in Theophrastus the Father of his own field - The ""Historia Plantarum"" was not only the earliest work on systematic botany, it also contained Theophrastus' description of the formation of the plant seed, the earliest account known and the best that was made for 2000 years.Hunt: 240" Pritzel: 9197 BM: V:2091 Dibdin: II:498.‎

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‎"TOURNEFORT, (JOSEPH PITTON de).‎

‎Observations sur les Plantes qui naissant dans le Fond de la Mer.‎

‎(Paris, Jean Boudot, 1703). 4to. Without wrappers. Extracted from ""Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences. Année 1700"". Pp. 17-36 and 3 folded engraved plates.‎

‎First printing of Tournefort's (the father of botany) description of - mainly - corals.‎

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‎"TOURNEFORT, (JOSEPH PITTON de). - BOTANICAL TAXONOMY.‎

‎Suite de L'Etablissement de quelques nouveaux Genres de Plantes.‎

‎(Paris, Jean Boudot, 1707). 4to. Without wrappers. Extracted from ""Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences. Année 1706"". Pp. 83-87 and 3 folded engraved plates.‎

‎First printing of an importent paper on botanical taxonomy to which he made outstanding contributions. Many of the 725 plant genera he recognized are still accepted.""So great was the influence that Tournefort exerted in the direction of plant systematization that he has now for two centuries been spoken of as the father of genera: and to this appellation he is in some sense entitled, but not in such a way that he may be accredited as the author of any considerable proportion of the seven hundred genera which he established.""(Edward Lee Greene ""Landmarks of Botanical History"", p. 984)Together with this paper is CHOMEL: Orobus Sylvaticus Nostras Raii Sinops. 191. Pp. 87-90 a. 1 folded engraved plate.‎

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‎"TRINIUS, C.B.‎

‎Andropogineorum genera speciesque complures definitionibus novis. (conv. exhib. die 25 Aprilis 1832).‎

‎St. Petersbourg, L'Imprimerie de L'Academie Imperiale des Sciences, 1832. 4to. Orig. blue printed wrappers. pp. 230-337 in ""Mémoires de L'Academie Imperiale des Sciences de St.-Petersbourg"" VI Serie, T.2, 3me Livraison.‎

‎First edition by the well-known herbalist.‎

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‎"URBAN, IGNATIO.‎

‎Monographia Loasacearum. Adjuvante Ernesto Gilg.‎

‎Halle, 1885. 4to. Uncut in orig. clothbacked boards. Some solining to part of boards. ""Nova Acta Leopoldina"" Bd. 76. IV,384 pp. and 8 lithographed plates. A dampstain to right margins of some plates. Otherwise clean and fine.‎

‎Stafleu & Cowan No. 15.689.‎

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‎"VILMORIN-ANDRIEUX. & CIE.‎

‎Les Meilleurs Blés. Description et Culture des Principales Variétés de Froments D'Hiver et de Printemps.‎

‎Paris, Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie, n.d. (1880) Large 4to. Contemp. hcalf with clothcovers. Raised bands, gilt compartments and gilt lettering. All edges gilt. VII,175 pp. and 66 fine chromolithographed plates (Eug. Graff del. - Lith Clamaron-Graff, Paris). A few brownspots to the last 5 leaves. Fine and clean.‎

‎First edition of an important work on breeded grain from the distinquished Paris seed firm, at the time of publication, headed by Henry Vilmorin who has written the Introduction.The company produced the first seed catalog for farmers and academics. In 1856, Louis de Vilmorin published ""Note on the Creation of a New Race of Beetroot and Considerations on Heredity in Plants"", establishing the theoretical groundwork for the modern seed-breeding industry. The company's leaders continued to publish numerous botanical academic articles throughout the company's early history. (Wikipedia).Stafleu & Cowan, 16.176.‎

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‎"WALTER, (JOHANN ERNST CHRISTIAN). - MED UDSØGT ORIGINAL HÅNDKOLORERING.‎

‎(Flora eller colorerede Afbildninger af Pragt-Blomster, med dansk og tysk Beskrivelse. - Flora oder colorirte Abbildungen von Pracht=Blumen mit deutschen und dänischen Texte).‎

‎(København, 1835-42). Folio. (32 x 24 cm.). Samtidigt hldrbd. med rig tidstypisk rygforgyldning. False fint restaurerede. (58) pp. med dansk-tysk paralelltekst samt 180 kobberstukne blomstertavler i pragtfuld original håndkolorering. Værket udkom med ialt 306 plancher samt tekst. De foreliggende tavler er numm. 91-270 med tekstblade til alle. Enkelte tavler med ganske lette brugsspor. Sidste tekstblad brunet.‎

‎Originaltrykket af dette, vel nok det smukkest kolorerede danske blomsterværk. Værket er af største sjældenhed og blev kun trykt i et ganske begrænset oplag. Det ses derfor næsten aldrig i komplet stand. (Heller ikke i Oscar Davidsen's specialsamling, indeholdende illuminerede danske værker). Således anfører Carl Christensen i ""Den Danske Botaniks Historie"", Bd. 1, p. 212, at ""de fleste Eksemplarer har færre tavler (færre end 306), f.Eks. det i K (Det kgl. Bibliotek) kun 204."" - Walter var født i Ratzeburg 1799, var maler og kobberstikker, kom til København i 1817 og var en årrække opsynsmand ved den Kgl. Malerisamling. - ""Medens Walters akademiske løbebane nærmest må kaldes mislykket, placerede han sig særdeles smukt som naturhistorisk tegner of stikker.""(Weilbach).Nissen 2101. - Not in Pritzel. - Not in British Museum (NH). - De Belder, 379: ""Of exceptional rarity, this edition is unrecorded in the catalogue of the British Museum (Natural History), Linean Society, Lindley Library, Kew and Massachusetts Horticultural Society. The attractive plates... are conservative in style and reminiscent in both design and colouring of the late eighteenth century.""‎

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‎"WARMING, EUGEN.‎

‎Forgreningsforhold hos Fanerogamerne, betragtede med særligt Hensyn til Kløvning af Vækstpunktet.‎

‎Kjøbenhavn, Bianco uno, 1872. 4to. Ubeskåret, uden omslag. Udkom i ""Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter"" Nat.Vid. og Math. Afd. Femte Række, Bd.5, 10. Bd.:1. Titelblad. pp. 1-173,L (Résume en francais), samt 11 kobberstukne plancher. Tekstillustrationer.‎

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‎"WILLDENOW, D.C.‎

‎The Principles of Botany, and of Vegetable Physiology. Translated from the German.‎

‎Edinburgh, Blackwood and Cadell, 1805. Cont. full mottled calf. Professionally rebacked. Small stamp on titlepage. 88),508 pp. and 10 engraved plates. Plate 10 handcoloured having 36 different colours as reference for the descriptions of the plants.‎

‎First English edition of Willdenow's ""Grundriss der Kräuterkunde. 1792"". - Nissen: 2155‎

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‎"ZOPF, W.‎

‎Die Conidienfrüchte von Fumago.‎

‎Halle, Blochmann & Sohn, 1878. Large 4to. No wrappers as issaued in ""Nova Acta Leopoldina"" Bd. 40, Nr. 7. (75) pp. and 8 fine lithographed plates.‎

‎Stafleu & Cowan: 18725.‎

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‎"ÖRSTED (ØRSTED), A.S.‎

‎Bidrag til Naaletræernes Morphologi.‎

‎(København), 1864. Orig. blankt omslag. Omslag med rift. Ubeskåret. 119 pp. samt 2 kobberstukne plancher (trykt på en) med talrige figurer. Udgivet i ""Videnkabelige Meddelelser fra den naturhistoriske Forening i Kjöbenhavn"", 1864, nr. 1-2.‎

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‎"ÖRSTED (ØRSTED), A.S.‎

‎Centralamericas Gesneraceer, et systematisk, plantegeographisk Bidrag til Centralamerikas Flora.‎

‎(København, 1858/1861). 4to. Ubeskåret, uden omslag. Udkom i ""Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter"" Nat.Vid. og Math. Afd. Femte Række, Bd.5"" pp. 75-152 samt 11 smukke kobberstukne plancher og 1 kort.‎

‎Originaltrykket.‎

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‎"ÖRSTED (ØRSTED, OERSTED), A.S.‎

‎Centralamericas Gesneraceer, et systematisk, plantegeographisk Bidrag til Centralamerikas Flora.‎

‎(København, 1858/1861). 4to. Ubeskåret, uden omslag. Udkom i ""Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter"" Nat.Vid. og Math. Afd. Femte Række, Bd.5"" pp. 75-152 samt 11 smukke kobberstukne plancher og 1 kort.‎

‎Originaltrykket.‎

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‎( AUBIN L.-C.-P. ).‎

‎Botanique des dames, ou Elémens succincts de la langue et des principes de botanique, à l'usage des dames. Ouvrage orné de 16 planches en taille douce , représentant plus de 300 sujets, avec leur explication. Nouvelle édition...‎

‎1807 Paris, Librairie économique, 1807 ; in-8° broché, couverture muette de l' époque de papier marbré beige rose; (8)pp. ( faux-titre, titre, dédicace),67 pp. et (16)pp. d'explication des planches; 18 planches en 17 feuilles ( 3 planches ntées XVI, XVIbis et XVIter en un seul tenant et les planches XVII et XVIII en un seul tenant) .Planches un peu jaunies en bordure de la marge externe, très rares piqûres, le papier de la couverture a jauni au dos.‎

‎La dédicace imprimée "à Madame Fourcroy" est signée L.C. P. Aubin, " Elève en Médecine du citoyen Corvisart, et son premier -aide à l'Ecole clinique interne de l'hospice de la Charité". Bon exemplaire. ( CHT12)‎

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