24 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
SCHINZ, Salomon (1734-1784). [Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntniss und derselben nützlichen Anwendung. Zurich: Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1774.]
2o (382 x 236 mm). 101 hand-colored woodcut illustrations. (Lacks title-page.) Contemporary half sheep and paper covered boards, gilt lettered red morocco spine label (some light rubbing).
FIRST EDITION. The 101 HAND-COLORED woodcuts (on 100 sheets) are printed from the original woodblocks from the first edition of Fuchs De stirpium historia published 1542 by Isingrin in Basel. In the preface Schinz discusses how he obtained the woodblocks for this work and how they were colored in the Zurich orphanage. Dunthorne 275; Hunt 640; Nissen BBI 1761; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 10722.
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