Critica Botanica in qua nomina plantarum generica, specifica, & variantia examini subjiciuntur, selectiora confirmantur, indigna rejiciuntur... seu Fundamentorum Botanicorum pars iv. Accedit Johannis Browalli de necessitate historiae naturalis discursus.
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Lugduni Batavorum, C. Wishoff, 1737. 8vo (197 x 135mm). pp. (16), 270, (36), (8), (8), 24. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine (a bit rubbed).
the first attempt to establish definite rules of Botanical Nomenclature
One of the rarer works of Linnaeus written at the time he was cataloguing Georg Clifford's garden. "An elaboration of the aphorisms 210-314 (must be 324!) of his 'Fundamenta botanica'; it contains for instance an outline of L's ideas on generic nomenclature" (Stafleu & Cowan 4718). "... Linnaeus' immortal 'Critica Botanica' which we may well consider as the first attempt to establish definite rules of Botanical Nomenclature" (Sprague, International rules of Botanical nomencluture...published in Chronica Botanica 12, 1-2).
Title page with small tear at lower margin and old owners inscription.
Souslby 276; Hulth p. 21.