LINK, H.F. & OTTO, F.

Abbildung auserlesener Gewächse des Königlichen Botanischen Gartens zu Berlin nebst Beschreibungen und Anleitung Sie zu ziehen/ Icones Plantarum selectarum Horti Regii Botanici Berlinensis cum descriptionibus et colendi ratione.

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Berlin, (Reimer), 1820-1822. Parts I-V (of X). 4to. pp. 68, with 30 handcoloured engraved plates. Original printed wrappers.

Stafleu & Cowan 4694. Without the last 5 parts. "The example set by Carl Ludwig Willdenow in publishing coloured plates, with descriptions, of new or little-known plants grown at the Berlin Botanic Garden was followed by his successor Heinrich Friedrich Link (1767-1851), with the help of C. Friedrich Otto (1783-1856), the curator of the garden". (Stearn. Journ. Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist I,4 pp. 105-107). Three works were published with very similar titles which can be confused easily. The text was written in Latin and German. Most of the excellent plates are by F. Guimpel. Part 3 in a smaller format