PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA PEEK GILGER, M.D.
ZANONI, Giacomo. Rariorum Stirpium Historia... Bologna: L. Dalla Volpe, 1742.
2o (356 x 245 mm). Additional engraved title (with small ink stains) engraved portrait and 185 engraved plates (many plates misbound). Contemporary sprinkled sheep, spine gilt with red lettering piece. Provenance: purchased from Lathrop C. Harper, 1966.
FIRST EDITION of the enlarged version of the Istoria Botanica, much augumented by use of a manuscript on the plants of the Middle East by Pietro Foglia (name in religion Mattaeus a S. Joseph) and enlarged with 105 new plates. The work was translated into Latin by Gaetano Monti, Zanoni's successor as director of the Bologna Botanical Garden. Hunt 520; Nissen BBI 2194; Pritzel 10459.