Species Plantarum was the first work to account for all the kinds of plants then known for the world, to classify them according to a simple system... by which anyone can determine their identity, and to provide for each kind a name of two words. This addition of a binomial system of nomenclature... to the polynomial system has caused this work to be designated the starting point for the modern nomenclature of ferns and flowering plants. Because of this, Species Plantarum has become the most important single work in the world's botanical literature:" Hunt 548; Soulsby 480; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4769. Geo.H.Shull, inscriptions, dated 1931; Robert de Belder -- LINNAEUS.Species plantarum. Stockholm: Salvius, 1762-1763. 2 volumes, 8vo, 203 x 124mm., contemporary calf, rebacked old spines laid down, light spotting to contents. Second edition. Titles in red and black, engraved portrait frontispiece of Linnaeus. "A second substantive and enlarged edition... was published, also by Salvius, in 1762-63; and this edition also has great taxonomic value. Historically it is important because a majority of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century botanists used it as the standard edition" (cf. Hunt 548). Soulsby 500; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4817. Robert de Belder. (4) " /> LINNAEUS, CARL. Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus. Stockholm: Laurentius Salvius, 1753. <I>2 volumes, 8vo., 198 x 122mm., contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, joints neatly repaired, some light spotting and browning to contents.</I> FIRST EDITION. With cancel leaves E6, F5 and R2. THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK IN BOTANICAL LITERATURE. "<I>Species Plantarum</I> was the first work to account for all the kinds of plants then known for the world, to classify them according to a simple system... by which anyone can determine their identity, and to provide for each kind a name of two words. This addition of a binomial system of nomenclature... to the polynomial system has caused this work to be designated the starting point for the modern nomenclature of ferns and flowering plants. Because of this, <I>Species Plantarum</I> has become the most important single work in the world's botanical literature:" Hunt 548; Soulsby 480; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4769. Geo.H.Shull, inscriptions, dated 1931; Robert de Belder -- LINNAEUS.Species plantarum. Stockholm: Salvius, 1762-1763. <I>2 volumes, 8vo, 203 x 124mm., contemporary calf, rebacked old spines laid down, light spotting to contents.</I> Second edition. Titles in red and black, engraved portrait frontispiece of Linnaeus. "A second substantive and enlarged edition... was published, also by Salvius, in 1762-63; and this edition also has great taxonomic value. Historically it is important because a majority of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century botanists used it as the standard edition" (cf. Hunt 548). Soulsby 500; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4817. Robert de Belder. (4) | Christie's