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ALPINUS, Prosperus. De plantis Aegypti, Padua: Paul Frambotti, [1638]-1640, 3 parts in one volume, 4° (211 x 153mm.), third edition, the second edition by Johannes Vesling, woodcut illustrations (title lightly soiled, light dampstaining to lower margin of part I & II, stronger dampstaining to part III affecting text), later half calf and marbled boards (slightly worn along extremities). [cf. Blackmer 27; Nissen BBI 20; Pritzel 111]

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ALPINUS, Prosperus. De plantis Aegypti, Padua: Paul Frambotti, [1638]-1640, 3 parts in one volume, 4° (211 x 153mm.), third edition, the second edition by Johannes Vesling, woodcut illustrations (title lightly soiled, light dampstaining to lower margin of part I & II, stronger dampstaining to part III affecting text), later half calf and marbled boards (slightly worn along extremities). [cf. Blackmer 27; Nissen BBI 20; Pritzel 111]

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Originally published in 1592, this work was the first on the plants of Egypt and the first to illustrate and describe the coffee plant.
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