18 December 2002
RADDI, Giuseppe (1770-1829). Plantarum Brasiliensium nova genera et species novae, vel minus cognitae. Part I: Filices (All published). Florence: Aloisii Pezzati, 1825.
2o (371 x 251 mm). 97 lithographic plates (few minor chips to edges). Nineteenth-century half brown morocco, marbled boards, stamped "M.H.S." on spine. Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Stickney Fund (bookplate dated 1892; binding; stamps).
FIRST EDITION. Raddi, an Italian botanist from Florence, joined the Austrian expedition to Brazil in 1817-1818. Nissen BBI 1576; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8497.
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