18 December 2002
MORISON, Robert (1620-1683). Plantarum historiae universalis Oxoniensis pars Secunda [Tertia] seu herbarum distributio nova, per tabulas cogationis & affinitatis ex libro naturae observata & detecta. -- Plantaraum umbelliferarum distributio nova. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1680-99, 1672.
Volumes II and III (all published), 2o (404 x 267 mm). Engraved portrait and 292 plates figuring several thousand plants (few marginal repaired tears, crossing text on 2N1 and 3G1-3, 3O3 with small hole affecting a few letters, some browning and foxing). Contemporary vellum (rebacked).
FIRST EDITION of Morison's work which aimed to construct a logical and natural system of plant classification. The first volume was never published. As often, the Plantaraum umbelliferarum distributio nova is bound after part II. Henrey 259 and 262; Hunt 359; Nissen BBI 1412; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 6334; Wing M2771-2772. (2)
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