Bibliotheca Botanica, sive Catalogus Auctorum et Librorum, qui de re Botanica, de Medicamentis ex Vegetabilibus paratis. de Re Rustica, & de Horticultura tractant... AccessitBibliotheca Botanica Jo. Ant. Bumaldi, seu potius Ovidii Montalbani Bononiensis nec non auctuarium in Bibliothecam Botanicam CL. Seguierii opera Laur.Theod. Gronovii.
Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1740 [err. for 1760]. 3 parts in one volume. 4to (245 x 190 mm). pp. 16, 450; 66 [recte 74]; 65, (7). Contemporary mottled calf, spine in 6 compartments, richly gilt with red gitl lettered label.
Second edition of this important botanical bliography. This second edition has as a third part Gronovius' 'Auctarium in Bibliothecam Botanicam'. "This 'Auctarium' was issued 'fere semper' (Pritzel) together with the 1760 reisssue of Séguier's ' Bibliotheca botanica'. We know of no separtae copies, but Pritzel's statement seems to imply that they occur. Dryander (Cat. Banks 3: 7) cites the book as an independant entry. Laurens Theodooor Gronovius was the son of Jan Frederik Gronovius (1690-1762), the well-known Leiden patron of Linnaeus" (Stafleu & Cowan). Séguier's work is divided into three sections, devoted respectively to floras, medical botany, and horticultural works. Full transcriptions of the title pages are given, along with place of publication, publisher, size, and occasionally notes on contents and a note on the library consulted. Periodical publications are also included, and extensive side notes detail reviews, critical commentaries, etc. 'The coverage of the book is excellent, due to the fact that Séguier saw an unusual number of libraries on his European tour. He furthermore consulted as many catalogues of private libraries as possible. With the major Paris and London libraries accounted for, with the information obtained from Gronovius in Holland, and his careful scanning of the literature, Séguier achieved a very high degree of coverage' (Stafleu). Séguier also reprinted Montalbanus' botanical bibliography, which was published in 1657, under the pseudonym of Bumaldus. This work gives detailed coverage of the writings of Adrovandi, whose pupil Montalbanus had been, along with extensive and fulsome coverage of the writings, published and unpublished, of Montalbanus. First 16 pages and the last 4 pages with some clear waterstaining and browning. Provenance: Signature of the Italian botanist G.B. Balbis on free endpaper. Stafleu & Cowan 11.624.
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