Choix de Plantes d'Europe, décrites et dessinées d'après nature.
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Leipzig, Voss et Compagnie, 1802. 5 volumes. 4to (295 x 230mm). pp. xii, 40; xii, 44; xii, 44; xii,40; x, 38, with 125 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards (recent paper spines).
Nissen in his publication 'Die botanische Buchillustration' speaks highly of him 'seine Tafeln... verdienen volles Lob'.
The excellent plates were engraved by J.S. Capieux, an artist of great talent who illustrated some of the finest botanical works in Germany of the period. He illustrated a great number of Johann Hedwig's and Georg Franz Hoffmann's works on cryptogams. Nissen in his publication 'Die botanische Buchillustration' speaks highly of him 'seine Tafeln... verdienen volles Lob'. A German edition 'Getreue Abbildungen und Zergliederung deutscher Gewächse appeared from 1794-1801. The colouring of the plates is detailed and refined. A fine copy.
Provenance: Bookplate of the Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library, with cancellation stamp.
Nissen BBI, 529; Dunthorne 96.