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TILLI, MICHELE ANGELO. Catalogus plantarum horti Pisani. Florence: 1723. Folio, 340 x 225mm., contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, joints split, tears to leather at corners, some browning of text. FIRST EDITION. Half-title, title in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved portrait of the author, 2 folding plans and 50 plates by Cosimo Mogalli. 'The Botanical Garden at Pisa was founded around 1543 and was... one of the first such gardens in Europe... Thus the long alphabetical list of plants in this volume is one of the most important for the early eighteenth century, and the volume memorializes the garden for all time' (Hunt). Nissen BBI 1967; Hunt 457.

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TILLI, MICHELE ANGELO. Catalogus plantarum horti Pisani. Florence: 1723. Folio, 340 x 225mm., contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, joints split, tears to leather at corners, some browning of text. FIRST EDITION. Half-title, title in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved portrait of the author, 2 folding plans and 50 plates by Cosimo Mogalli. 'The Botanical Garden at Pisa was founded around 1543 and was... one of the first such gardens in Europe... Thus the long alphabetical list of plants in this volume is one of the most important for the early eighteenth century, and the volume memorializes the garden for all time' (Hunt). Nissen BBI 1967; Hunt 457. Provenance: Philipe de Vilmorin, bookplate.
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