Flora Regni Borussici. Flora des Königreichs Preussen oder Abbildungen und Beschreibung der in Preussen wildwachsenden Pflanzen.
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Berlin, L. Oehmigke, 1833-1844. 12 volumes. Royal-8vo (255 x 165mm). With 864 fine handcoloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Contemporary maroon half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines with gilt lettering.
A beautiful uniformly bound copy of the only major Prussian flora
A beautiful uniformly bound copy of the only major Prussian flora. Albert Gottfried Diertrich (1795-1856) was teacher at the Gärtner-Lehranstalt in Schöneberg near Berlin and worked as curator at the Königlicher Botanischer Garten since 1835. The plates were drawn by the author. The text is in German. "For this work, which is mostly founded on his own collecting activity, he aimed at an inventory as comprehensive as possible of the most frequent native plants growing in the Prussian territories" (Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, 100 Botanical Jewels, No. 89). The fine bindings were uniformly bound in the Jewel Romantique style by C.W. Vogt, binder to the court of Prussia.
Provenance: Armorial bookplate with monogram R.D.
Great Flower Books p. 55; Nissen BBI, 481. Stafleu & Cowan 1457.