Beschreibung und Abbildung der Bäume und Gesträuche, welche in dem Herzogthum Wirtemberg wild wachsen.
Stuttgart, C.F. Cotta, 1783-1792. 4to (262 x 206mm). 9 parts bound in one. pp. (10), 1-30; (2), 31-52; (4), 53-67, (1, blank); (2), 69-82; (2), 83-96; (2), 97-106; (2), 109-130; (2), 131-132; (2), 133-138, (8), with 9 title vignettes and 71 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with black gilt lettered label.
First and only edition of this rare work. The finely engraved plates are by the author himself. Thework describes the native trees and shrubs of the Duchy of Wirtemberg. The work is a great rarity and the last copy we sold of this work was in 1979. Stafleu lists only the first part and for parts 2-9 he indicates 'not seen'. Johann Simon Kerner (1755-1830) was a German born botanist and artist, he was professor of botany at the Hohe Karlschule, that is the university in Stuttgart, where he was also in charge of the botanical garden and its herbarium. Very faint dampstain at the upper margin not affecting the plates. Nissen BBI, 1036; Pritzel 4640; Stafleu & Cowan 3601.
Item nr. 9605
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