18 December 2002
REICHENBACH, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig (1793-1879). Iconographica botanica exotica sive hortus botanicus, imagines plantarum inprimis extra europam inventarum colligens... Leipzig: Hofmeister, -1827-1830.
3 volumes in one, 4o (273 x 217 mm). 250 hand-colored engraved plates by Guimpel, Harzer, Hase, Hilscher, Schnorr and Zumpe after Reichenbach and Humm. (Light darkening to plates, last 2 plates becomming loose, plate 250 with short marginal tear.) 19th-century green half morocco (rubbing to spine ends and corners). Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Stickney Fund (bookplate dated 1883; stamps).
FIRST EDITION. Featuring finely illustrated plates of newly discovered, or barely known exotic species. Dunthorne 260; Great Flower Books p.73; Nissen BBI 1603; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8878.
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