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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 333

    HALLER, Albrecht von (1708-1777). Historia stirpium indigenarum Helvetiae inchoata. Berne: 1768. 3 volumes in two, 2° (395 x 239 mm). Engraved title and dedication vignettes, 48 engraved plates, many double page and folding (some light soiling to a few plates, some light marginal staining to text leaves at the end of both vols.). Contemporary calf (spines rebacked, some wear to joints and edges). FIRST EDITION OF THIS HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL WORK, the schematic arrangement of which was used by Allioni in his Flora Pedemontana published in Turin in 1785 (see lot 321). Nissen BBI 774; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 2311. (2)

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    HALLER, Albrecht von (1708-1777). Historia stirpium indigenarum Helvetiae inchoata. Berne: 1768. 3 volumes in two, 2° (395 x 239 mm). Engraved title and dedication vignettes, 48 engraved plates, many double page and folding (some light soiling to a few plates, some light marginal staining to text leaves at the end of both vols.). Contemporary calf (spines rebacked, some wear to joints and edges). FIRST EDITION OF THIS HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL WORK, the schematic arrangement of which was used by Allioni in his Flora Pedemontana published in Turin in 1785 (see lot 321). Nissen BBI 774; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 2311. (2)


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