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WANGENHEIM, F.A.J. VON.
Beytrag zur teutschen holzgerechten Forstwissenschaft, die Anpflanzung Nordamericanischer Holzarten, mit Anwendung auf teutsche Forste, betreffend.
Goettingen, J.C. Dieterich, 1787. Folio (380 x 225mm). pp. (2), xlv, (1), 124, (8), with 31 (3 folded) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine in 7 compartments with red gilt lettered label and gilt lines.

A fine copy of the first edition of this important work introducing North American trees into Germany. Friederich Adam Julius von Wangenheim (1749-1800) was a German botanist specializing in forestry. He came to the United States in 1777 in the Hessian contigent in the British service and attained the rank of captain. During his stay he devoted all his leisure time to botanical studies of American trees. The third part 'zeigt diejenigen, zwischen den 39ten bis 42ten Grad nördlicher Breite wachsenden Nordamericanischen Bäume und Blumenbüsche an, die in Teutschland in freyer Luft von Gartenliebhabern zur wahren Zierde ihrer Gärten angepflanzt werden können, und dieses ihrer Schonheit, Nutzens, oder Wohlgeruchs halber auch verdienen'. This chapter lists 98 species. The present work predates Michaux's first illustrated work on oakes by 14 years. On his return from America Wangenheim became Prussian 'Oberforstmeister'. The excellent engravings are after drawings by the author. Stafleu & Cowan 16633; Arnold Arboretum 730; Nissen BBI, 2105.
 


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