London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
PFEIFFER, Louis (1805-1877) and Christoph Friedrich OTTO (1783-1856). Abbildung und Beschreibung blühender Cacteen. Cassel: Theodor Fischer, [1838-]1843-1850. 2 volumes in one, 4°. 60 lithographed plates of which 45 hand-coloured, one folding, 5 partially hand-coloured and 10 plain (browning and spotting to most plates, sometimes heavy, one plate with vertical crease). Later three-quarter morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands, lettered in second compartment, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers (front free endpaper loose and chipped, spine sunned, extremities rubbed). Provenance: R. H. S. Lindley Library (cancelled bookplate). FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THIS RARE WORK ON SUCCULENTS. Nissen BBI 1524.
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