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Leipzig, F. Hofmeister, 1823-1828. Volumes 1-6 (of 10). 4to (242 x 182mm). With 600 fine engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered labels on spines.
A fine uniformly bound copy of the first 6 volumes of this important floristic work. Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (1793-1879) was a well known German botanist and ornithologist and a prolific author and able botanical artist and most of the plates are by him. This beautifully produced work was issued with plain and handcoloured plates; only a very few copies were published in coloured state. Text both in Latin and German.
Provenance: Stamp of M. Mücke 13. Okt. 1906 on Latin title-page.
Nissen BBI, 1602; Stafleu & Cowan 8876; Johnston 870.