LINNAEUS, C.

Systema Naturae in quo naturae regna tria, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, systematice proponuntur. Editio Secunda, auctior.

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Stockholm, G. Kiesewetter, 1740. 8vo (185 x 120mm). pp. (4), 80, with a monogram of the publisher on title-page. (Issued with:) LINNAEUS, C. Fundamenta Botanica in quibus theoria botanices ... Editio secunda. Stockholm, G. Kiesewetter, 1740. pp. (4), 23, (1). Recent calf (antique style), spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt border.

In this edition Linnaeus gives the Swedish names for both animals and minerals

Rare second edition of the 'Systema naturae', usually bound together with the second edition of the 'Fundamenta Botanica'. The second edition of the 'Systema naturae' is dedicated to Count C.G. Tessin. In this edition Linnaeus gives the Swedish names for both animals and minerals. The first edition, a series of 7 folio broadsides, was published in 1735. Published in a small edition this second edition is most uncommon. It was published one year before he was appointed professor of botany at Uppsala.

Provenance: Mr. Kikumaro Okano's Japanese monogram on title.

Soulsby 46 & 258.