Bibliography 60; Pritzel 6387. Provenance: Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, signature on title; Sir Thomas Phillipps; Robert de Belder -- MONTALBINI. Hortus Botanographicus herbarum ideas, et facies supra bis mille autotatis [previous word in Greek] Perpetuam, & facillimam immensem cognitionis Botanicarum Differentiarum ad Memoriam in parvo Trium Tomorum Octavi Folii concludens Spatio... Bologna: Jacobi Montii, 1660. 8vo, 162 x 110 mm., Middle Hill boards, unopened and uncut; some dampstaining and discoloration on some leaves. FIRST EDITION of this rare index of over 2000 plants described in Mantalbini's manuscript volumes in his library (see Pritzel for details of this manuscript). A short appendix, with woodcuts, describes trees not included in Aldrovandi's Dendrologiae which Montalbini later edited and published. Pritzel 6388. The Southwell-Phillipps copy, with shelfmark on upper pastedown; Robert de Belder. (2) " /> MONTALBANI, OVIDIO. Bibliotheca Botanica, sev Herbarijstarum Scriptorum promota Synodia; cui accessit individualis Graminum omniuim ab Auctoribus hucusq; observatorum numerosissima Nomenclatura. Ia. Antonio Bumaldo. Bologna: Heirs of Vittorio Bennacci, 1657. <I>12mo, 102 x 49 mm., contemporary English sheep, some splitting to joints at ends, corners a little worn; H1 and H2 damaged (on facing pages) and stained with slight loss of text, portion of signature and last line of text torn away on H3.</I> FIRST EDITION. "The first general bibliography of botanical books; it mainly follows a chronological arrangement. A prolific writer on botanical, medical, scientific, and historical subjects, Montalbani often wrote under the pseudonym of Antonio Bumaldo" (Breslauer & Folter, p. 92). Breslauer & Folter <I>Bibliography</I> 60; Pritzel 6387. <I>Provenance</I>: Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, signature on title; Sir Thomas Phillipps; Robert de Belder -- MONTALBINI. Hortus Botanographicus herbarum ideas, et facies supra bis mille autotatis [previous word in Greek] Perpetuam, & facillimam immensem cognitionis Botanicarum Differentiarum ad Memoriam in parvo Trium Tomorum Octavi Folii concludens Spatio... Bologna: Jacobi Montii, 1660. <I>8vo, 162 x 110 mm., Middle Hill boards, unopened and uncut; some dampstaining and discoloration on some leaves.</I> FIRST EDITION of this rare index of over 2000 plants described in Mantalbini's manuscript volumes in his library (see Pritzel for details of this manuscript). A short appendix, with woodcuts, describes trees not included in Aldrovandi's <I>Dendrologiae</I> which Montalbini later edited and published. Pritzel 6388. The Southwell-Phillipps copy, with shelfmark on upper pastedown; Robert de Belder. (2) | Christie's