18 December 2002
JACQUIN, Nikolaus Joseph, Baron von. Collectanea ad Botanicam, Chemiam, et Historiam Naturalem spectantia, cum figuris. Vienna: ex Officina Wappleriana, 1786-96.
5 volumes, 4o (294 x 246 mm). Manuscript indices bound in at front of each volume. 106 engraved plates on fold-out sheets, all but 8 hand-colored, woodcut title vignettes and head- and tail-pieces (some dampstaining and color bleeding, heaviest in the fourth and fifth volumes to approximately 30 plates, occasional small adhesions, some scattered foxing). (Some dampstaining and foxing.) Contemporary quarter calf, speckled boards (vol. I rebacked, some wear and soiling). Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Stickney Fund (bookplate dated 1893; stamps).
FIRST EDITION. A continuation of the Miscellanea, providing a "device on the part of Jacquin, his friends and students, for publishing papers of varying length, some of which needed the advantage of good plates" (Hunt). The first 4 volumes contain from 5 to 8 articles each; the slimmer fifth volume contains the continuation of Jacquin's Observationes botanicae from vol. 4, and a general index of plants described in the Miscellanea and Collectanea volumes. Dunthorne 681; Hunt 681 (vol. 1 with a slightly different title, imprint and collation, probably from an early issue); Nissen BBI 970; Pritzel 4370; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3253. (5)
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