London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
MIQUEL, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm (1811-1871). Monographia generis melocacti. Breslau & Bonn: E. Webber, 1840. 4° (284 x 217mm). 11 lithographed plates, 8 of which coloured (plates lightly browned). Contemporary cloth-backed boards (spine splitting, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Arpad Plesch (bookplate).
RARE OFFPRINT on melon cacti from 'Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum', nova acta, supplement to volume 18. Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel was a Dutch botanist, practising physician and director of the botanical garden at Amsterdam.
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