JACQUIN, NIKOLAUS JOSEPH, Baron von. Collectanea ad Botanicam, Chemiam, et Historiam Naturalem spectantia, cum figuris. Vienna: ex Officina Wappleriana, 1786-96.
5 vols., 4to, 286 x 227 mm., contemporary Viennese mottled calf,smooth spines gilt in compartments, green and rose morocco lettering-pieces, floral endpapers, upper inner hings cracking slightly, some light spotting to vol. 1 text, plate 18 in vol. 1 detached, occasionalslight marginal creasing to plates.
FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, 106 engraved plates on fold-out sheets, all but 8 hand-colored, woodcut title vignettes and head- and tail-pieces.
A continuation of the Miscellanea, providing a "device on the part of Jacquin, his friends and students, for publishing papers of varying length, some of which needed the advantage of good plates"(Hunt). The first 4 volumes contain from 5 to 8 articles each; the slimmer fifth volume contains the continuation of Jacquin's Observationes botanicae from vol. 4, and a general index of plants described in the Miscellanea and Collectanea volumes.
Dunthorne 681; Hunt 681 (vol. 1 with a slightly different title, imprint and collation, probably from an early issue); Nissen BBI 970; Pritzel 4370; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3253.
Provenance: Unidentified bookplate (as in Miscellanea, lot 75 above) -- Robert de Belder (sale, Sotheby's, London, 27 April, 1987, lot 176).