14 October 2003
ZANONI, Giacomo (1615-1682). Istoria Botanica. Bologna: G. Longhi
2o (323 x 214 mm). Engraved title and 80 engraved plates.
18th-century calf (some wear to spine and edges). Provenance: early library marks on endpapers; purchased from Rousseau Girard, 1963.
FIRST EDITION. Giacomo Zanoni served as the superintendant of the Bologna Botanical Garden which was founded in 1567. His Istoria Botanica comprises descriptions of plants in that garden including many new species from the New World. Hunt 342; Nissen BBI 2193; Pritzel 10458.
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