4 December 2014
IMPORTANT BOTANICAL BOOKS FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN
COLONNA, Fabio (1567-1650?). Phytobasanos [in Greek]. -Piscium Aliquot Plantarum Novarum Historia. Florence: I.P. Aere, 1744.
4° (285 x 212 mm). Engraved title vignette and 38 engraved plates (marginal repair to c4, marginal dampstain). Contemporary boards, uncut (some dust soiling). Provenance: The Warren H. Corning Collection Horticultural Classics (bookplate on pastedown).
Second edition of Colonna's Phytobasanos sive plantarum aliquot historia to which is added "Vita Fabii et Lynceorum notittia adnotationesque in Phytobasanon, Jano Planco Ariminensi Auctore." Cleveland Collections 401 (GC copy this copy); Nissen BBI 386; Pritzel 1822.
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