London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
GESNER, Conrad (1516-1565) and Casimir Christoph SCHMIEDEL. Opera Botanica. Nuremburg: J.M. Seligmann, 1754. One part only, [iv, half-title, title with engraved vignette, 2 leaves of dedication, the first with engraved vignette], LVIpp. One hand-coloured engraved plate (lightly browned) and 22 plain woodcut plates with 9 images on each.
[Bound with:] CORDUS, Valerius (1515-1544). Stirpium descriptionis liber quintus ... editio nova. Nuremberg: J.M. Seligmann, 1751. 20 engraved plates, all except one with 9 images per plate. pp.130 (one gathering browned).
2 volumes bound in one, 2° (444 x 291 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine with raised bands in 7 compartments, lettering piece in second compartment, the others elaborately gilt, marbled endpapers, red edges. (Joints rubbed and wearing at head of spine, corners bumped, rear board softening.) cf. Nissen BBI 700 & 405. With one other botanical book. (2)
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