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(Prince of Canino). Iconografia della Fauna Italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati.

Mammiferi e Uccelli, Anfibi, Pesci. Roma, Tipografia Salviucci, 1832-1841. 3 volumes. Folio (378 x 270mm). pp. (1104), with 180 very fine hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with richly blind- and gilt-stamped ornaments.

A beautiful large uncut copy, given by the author to his wife with the following dedication: "A Madame la Princesse Zénaide Bonaparte, modèle des épouses et des mères. L'Autheur après vingt ans de mariage". The author Charles Lucien Bonaparte was the son of Napoleon's brother Lucien, and Zénaide was the daughter of Napoleon's older brother Joseph. Soon after his marriage Bonaparte went to the United States, where he started a brilliant career as a naturalist and published his 'American ornithology' (Philadelphia 1825-1833). At the age of 25 he returned to Europe and despite his family connections and the disruptions that followed the Napoleonic era, he became a competent and highly respected naturalist. A monumental work on the vertebrate fauna of Italy, published in 30 parts. The splendid plates were lithographed by Battistelli, most of them from drawings by Carolus Ruspi and Petrus Quattochi. "Now he intended to increase the knowledge of all branches of the vertebrates by his researches and theoretical works; with his 'Iconografia della fauna Italica', begun in 1832 and completed in 1841, he added to the understanding of Italian mammals, reptiles, amphibia, and fishes, as well as birds' (Stresemann. Ornithology p. 158). "With his extensive private collection and library housed at his estate in Rome, he began work on his vertebrate zoology of Italy ... Volume two, the 'Amfibi', covers herpetology and contains 54 beautiful handcoloured plates, in folio size. It was the standard on the Italian herpetofauna until superseded by Lorenzo Camerano's monographs" (Adler p. 29). The third and largest volume concerns fishes and contains 78 large splendidly hand-coloured plates. These plates represent a unique portrayal of Italian and Mediterranean fishes and have never been surpassed in beauty of execution. Some of the plates have a silver metallic sheen. Nissen, 'Schöne Fischbücher', 26; Nissen ZBI, 459; Wood p. 248; Anker 48. See also P.T. Stroud, 'The Emperor of Nature Charles-Lucien Bonaparte and His World'.

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SEBASTIANI, A. & MAURI, E. - Florae Romanae prodromus exhibens centurias xii plantarum circa Romam et in Cisapenninis pontificiae ditionis provinciis sponte nascentium sexuali systemate digestas. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9620&s_currency= SEBASTIANI, A. & MAURI, E.

Florae Romanae prodromus exhibens centurias xii plantarum circa Romam et in Cisapenninis pontificiae ditionis provinciis sponte nascentium sexuali systemate digestas.

Romae, apud Vinc. Poggioli R.C.A. Typographum, 1818. 8vo (210 x 135mm). pp. xv, (1), 351 with 10 folded engraved plates. Contemporary red half calf, gilt ornamented spine with black gilt lettered label. (Together with:) SEBASTIANI, A. Romanarum Plantarum fasciculus primus & Romanarum Plantarum fasciculus alter. Accedit enumeratio plantarum sponte nascentium in ruderibus Amphitheatri Flavii. Romae, typis de Romanis/ typis Pauli Salviucci et Filii, 1813-1815. 2 parts (all published). 4to (272 x 205mm). pp. 14, with 4 engraved folded plates; pp. (2), 81, with engraved title vignette showing the 'Amphitheatrum Flavium' and 6 (4 folded) engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (covers loose)

Antonio Sebastiani (1782-1821) was an Italian botanist and professor of botany and director of the Rome botanical garden. The second work has a personal dedication of the author to Abbate Scarpellini. The first part of the second work has some damp staining. Stafleu & Cowan 11.581; 11.579 & 11.580.

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POLLINI, C. - Flora Veronensis quam in prodromum florae Italiae Septentrionalis exhibit. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9604&s_currency= POLLINI, C.

Flora Veronensis quam in prodromum florae Italiae Septentrionalis exhibit.

Veronae, Typis et expensis Soc. Typogr., 1822-1824. 3 volumes. 8vo (225 x 145mm). (I) pp. xxxv, 535, with 2 engraved folded plates; (II) pp. 754, with 6 engraved folded plates; (III) pp. 898, with 4 engraved folded plates. Original printed wrappers.

Ciro Pollini (1782-1833) was an Italian botanist and physician and curator of the Verona botanical garden. Stafleu & Cowan 8145.

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BERTOLONI, A. - Amoenitates Italicae sistentes opuscula ad rem herbariam et zoologiam Italiae spectantia. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9602&s_currency= BERTOLONI, A.

Amoenitates Italicae sistentes opuscula ad rem herbariam et zoologiam Italiae spectantia.

Bononiae, typis Annesii de Nobilibus, 1819. 4to (262 x 205mm). pp. (6), 472, with 6 engraved plates. Contemporary half vellum, marbled sides.

Antonio Bertolini (1775-1869) was an Italian botanist and professor of botany at Bologna from 1816-1869. This volume comprises a number of papers, some of which were not published before. The articles are as follows: Observationes botanicae; Pugillus stirpium Lunensium; Rariorum Italiae plantarum decades; Plantae Genuenses; Iter ad urbem Ravennam; Specimen zoophytorum portus Lunae; Appendix ad specimen zoophytorum portus Lunae; Historia fucorum maris Ligustici; Flora alpium Apuanarum. Stafleu & Cowan 486.

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MORIS, J. & NOTARIS, DE. J. - Florula Caprariae sive enumeratio plantarum in insula Capraria vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem Latius excultarum. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9601&s_currency= MORIS, J. & NOTARIS, DE. J.

Florula Caprariae sive enumeratio plantarum in insula Capraria vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem Latius excultarum.

Torino, ex Typographia Regia, (1839). 4to (310 x 235mm). pp. 242, with 6 engraved plates. Later wrappers.

The monograph was published in 'Memorie della Reale Acad. delle Scienze di Torino' Serie II, tom. 2. Pritzel 6460; Stafleu & Cowan 6330.

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CUPANI, F. - Hortus Catholicus seù illustrissimi, & excellentissimi principis catholicae, Ducis Misilmeris, Comitis Vicaris, Baronis Prizis; nec non Magni Baronis Siculianae... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9598&s_currency= CUPANI, F.

Hortus Catholicus seù illustrissimi, & excellentissimi principis catholicae, Ducis Misilmeris, Comitis Vicaris, Baronis Prizis; nec non Magni Baronis Siculianae...

Napoli, F. Benzi, 1696. 4to (185 x 145mm). pp. (28), 262, title with armorial engraving by NicolauzPhilippone. Later half calf (worn).

First edition. Francesco Cupani (1657-1711) was a Sicilian botanist. The work lists alphabetically the names of Sicilian plants with short descriptions.'Per la micologia presenta un certo interesse l' 'Hortus Catholicus' (Napoli 1696), un volume di 260 pagina, che comprende un elenco alfabetico con brevi descrizione delle piante spontanee della Sicilia.Il titolo del libro deriva dal nome del protettore del Cupani, Principe di Cattolica, Duca di Misilmeri, a cui l'opera è dedicate' (Lazzari, Storia della Micologia Italiana, p. 245). In 1692 he became the first Director of the botanic garden at Misilmeri. Here the plants were classified a system taxonomy of binomial nomenclature later made standard by Carl Linnaeus. The lower margin is short cut by the binder, sothat the place, publisher and date, are only partly legible, of the remaining pages no text is lost. Hunt 394; Pritzel 1994.

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MORO, A.L. - De Crostacei e degli altri Marini Corpi che si truovano su' monti libri due. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9478&s_currency= MORO, A.L.

De Crostacei e degli altri Marini Corpi che si truovano su' monti libri due.

Venezia, S. Monti, 1740. 4to (275 x 195mm). pp. (16), 452, with engraved title-vignette and 8 folded engraved plates. Later half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides.

First edition. "Rare. One of the most important books in the early history of geology. This is the author's best known and most controversial work. Moro was interested in the fossils he found in the mountains and how they came to be there. In the 'De Crostacei e degli altri Marini Corpi' Moro speculates on the organic nature of fossils. He affirmed the theory that mountains and most islands were formed by volcanoes and thought that stratified rock was igneous in origin. His most original thoughts in this area consisted of the idea that two kinds of mountains existed, Primitive and Secondary, each of different age and composition. This theory, elaborated on by others, later became the foundation for studies in historical geology"(C. Schuh, Biobliography of minerology). "Moro was very impressed by the new volcanic islands that rose from the bay in Santorini in 1707. He was particularly struck by accounts that described how shells had been brought up from the bottom of the sea floor by the force of the eruption. It occured to Moro that perhaps this was the source of all fossil bearing beds" (W.B. Ashworth, Volcanoes, Basalt, and discovery of geological time p. 16). The title vignette shows a volcanic island, newly erupted and brimming with seashells. The English translation of the title is as follows: On shells and other marine bodies that are found on mountains. Agassiz III, 622; Cotta 16; Geikie. Founders of geology, pp. 61-66; Zittel, p. 32.

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GINANNI, G. - Opere postume del Conte Giuseppe Ginanni Ravennate. Tomo primo nel quale si contengono cento quattor dici piante che vegetano nel mare Adriatico. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9473&s_currency= GINANNI, G.

Opere postume del Conte Giuseppe Ginanni Ravennate. Tomo primo nel quale si contengono cento quattor dici piante che vegetano nel mare Adriatico.

Venezia, dalle Stampe di Giorgio Fossati, 1755. Folio (385 x 265mm). pp. (10), 19, (1), 63, (3), with an engraved title, 1 engraved medallion plate, 4 engraved vignettes and 55 engraved plates. Contemporary boards, manuscript title on spine.

The first volume of Ginanni's (or Zinanni) posthumously published work on the aquatic plants of theAdriatic sea. The second concluding volume, not present here, deals with shells. Giuseppe Ginanni was an Italian naturalist of Ravenna and is better known for his work dealing with birds' eggs published in 1737. The present publication is a beautifully produced work, the attractive engraved title printed in bistre shows Neptune among fishes, shells and aquatic plants. 'Tome primo' printed on the title has been obliterated by pen at a later date. A fine copy. Nissen ZBI, 1576.

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COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A. - Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali? http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9467&s_currency= COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A.

Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali?

Napoli, Tramater, (1829) 1832-1859. 11 volumes. 4to (270 x 220mm). With 377 mostly hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half vellum, gilt ornamented spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels.

Copies of the above survey of the animal kingdom of Southern Italy are extremely rare. In the last decades only 2 copies have been offered for sale. We offered a copy in 1979 which had 380 plates and a copy was offered in the Bradley Martin sale (Sotheby's New York, December 12, 1989) with 384 plates. The Bradley Martin copy fetched $ 31.000 (without premium). As far as we can trace no complete copy of this work has been offered for sale. The work was published from 1832 to 1875 in 114 parts and Nissen gives a plate total of 408 plates. It was edited by Oronzio Gabriele Costa (1787-1867) professor at the University of Naples and continued by his son Achille Costa. Our set is almost complete up to the year 1859. Davies Sherborn in the 'Journal of the Soc. For Bibliography of Natural History' Vol. I, part 2 pp. 35-47 gives a detailed collation of the work. This is bibliographically a very complex work and the collations given vary. In several cases we have more plates or text than called for. Two volumes have the original half calf binding and in order to have a nicely uniform-bound set, slipcases have been made by a former owner, identical to the other volumes. A detailed collation of the work can be sent on request. Nissen ZBi, 971; Wood 301, calling for 382 plates.

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BATTARRA, G.A. - Epistola selectas de re naturali observationes complectens. Accessere ex historia naturali curiosa nonnulla et tabulae elegantes. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9460&s_currency= BATTARRA, G.A.

Epistola selectas de re naturali observationes complectens. Accessere ex historia naturali curiosa nonnulla et tabulae elegantes.

Arimini, ex Typa Albertiniana, 1774. 4to (278 x 200mm). pp. xvii, (1), 25, (3), with 4 engraved plates and 1 charming engraved vignette on title. Contemporary vellum.

Antonio Giovanni Battarra (1714-1789) was an Italian clergyman (of Rimini), physician and mycologist. He is the author of various publications describing the natural history of the Rimini area. The present work describes various species of marine life of the Adriatic sea. Battarra is best known for his contribution on the fungi of the Rimini area 'Fungorum Agri Ariminensis historia'. He was also the editor of the second edition of Buonanni's 'Rerum Naturalium Historia' decribing the collection assembled by Athanasius Kircher. The vignette on the title-page shows a lynx, an owl and various fungi. A very fine copy preserved in an attractive contemporary vellum binding. B.M. (Nat. Hist.) I, p. 110.

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HEEGER, E. - Beiträge zur Schmetterlingskunde oder Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer Sicilianischer Schmetterlinge. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9348&s_currency= HEEGER, E.

Beiträge zur Schmetterlingskunde oder Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer Sicilianischer Schmetterlinge.

Wien, J.P. Sollinger, 1838. 4to (280 x 220mm). pp. 7, with 1 hand-coloured lithographed plate. Publisher's printed wrappers.

All published. Plate with marginal paper repair not affecting the illustration. Horn-Schenkling 9961.

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ROSSIUS, P. - Fauna Etrusca sistens Insecta quae in Provinciis Florentina et Pisana praesertim collegit. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9252&s_currency= ROSSIUS, P.

Fauna Etrusca sistens Insecta quae in Provinciis Florentina et Pisana praesertim collegit.

Liburni, T. Masi, 1790. 2 volumes. 4to (280 x 210mm). pp. xxii, (2), 272; 348, with 2 engraved frontispieces, 1 handcoloured engraved dedication-plate and 10 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with green and red gilt lettered labels (slightly rubbed).

An attractive and rare Italian entomological work and the most beautiful publication on the insectsof Etruria, printed on light blue paper. Pietro Rossi (1738-1804) was professor at the university of Pisa and the world's first professor of entomology. His publications, particularly the 'Fauna Etrusca' and the 'Mantissa insectorum', are considered as pioneer achievements of entomology. The 'Fauna Etrusca' has a fine dedication plate showing a caterpillar amidst foliage, flowers, and various insects. It is dedicated to Petrus Leopoldus 'Hungariae & Bohemiae Rex'. Hagen II, 93; Horn & Schenkling 18500; Nissen ZBI, 3482.

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CHIAIE, S. DELLE. - Hydrophytologiae Regni Neapolitani. Algarum Regni Neapolis descriptiones et Icones. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9233&s_currency= CHIAIE, S. DELLE.

Hydrophytologiae Regni Neapolitani. Algarum Regni Neapolis descriptiones et Icones.

Neapoli, ex Typographia Cataneo et Fernandes, 1829. Folio (408 x 255mm). pp. (2), 16, 11, (1), withhand-coloured engraved title, and 100 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half vellum, spine with red gilt lettered label, marbled sides.

A very rare work on the Algae of the Kingdom of Naples and in particular of the Gulf of Naples. Stephano delle Chiaie (1794-1860) was an Italian naturalist. He was also the author of a major botanical work on medicinal plants 'Iconografia ed uso delle piante medicinali...' and the author of the third volume of Giuseppe Poli's famous work on shells 'Testacea utriusque Siciliae...' The present work is very scarce and the only reference we could find was a copy sold by Wheldon & Wesley in their catalogue 184 (1989) 'One of the rarest and finest books on algae'. The copy we offer is most likely the same copy as the one offered by Wheldon & Wesley as the binding is identical. "Dieses ist ein schönes Werk des unermüdlichen Verfassers, der schon so viel Grosses in der Zoologie geleistet hat. Die Abbildungen sind in natürlicher Grosse... Man bekommt ein gutes Bild von der sonderbaren Tracht dieser Gewächse" (Isis 1843 pp. 552-3). The allegorical title vignette is particularly charming and is by M. di Pietro. The detailed engravings are finely hand-coloured. Nissen BBI, 464.

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SPINOLA, M. - Insectorum Liguriae species novae aut rariores, quas in agro Ligustico nuper detexit, descripsit, et iconibus illustravit. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9115&s_currency= SPINOLA, M.

Insectorum Liguriae species novae aut rariores, quas in agro Ligustico nuper detexit, descripsit, et iconibus illustravit.

Genuae, Y. Gravier, 1806-1808. 4 parts (bound in 2). 4to (260 x 200mm). pp. (4), xvii, 159, (1); (6), ii, 262, v, (1), with 1 folded table and 7 engraved plates. Contemporary red half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering, marbled sides (head of spines very slightly rubbed).

Dealing exclusively with the Hymenoptera of the Ligurian region (Italy). Maximilian Spinola (1780-1857) was an Italian entomologist whose entomological contributions were mainly in the orders of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Hemiptera. Maxililian Spinola made important contributions to entomology describing many taxa. He came from a wealthy noble family in Genoa and much of his wealth derived from land held in Spain and South America from where he received many insects. His insect collection is preserved in the 'Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali' in Turin and in the 'Museo storia naturale' in Pisa. A fine large copy. Horn & Schenkling 20905; Nissen ZBI, 3942

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PETAGNA, V. - Specimen Insectorum ulterioris Calabriae. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8926&s_currency= PETAGNA, V.

Specimen Insectorum ulterioris Calabriae.

Francofurti et Moguntiae, Varrentrapp et Wenner, 1787. 4to (244 x 190mm). pp. vi, 46, with 1 engraved plate. Later half cloth, spine with gilt lettered label.

Title with small paper repair. Horn-Schenkling 17088.

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PLANCUS, J. - De Conchis minus notis liber. Cui accessit Specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini. Editio altera duplici appendice aucta. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8731&s_currency= PLANCUS, J.

De Conchis minus notis liber. Cui accessit Specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini. Editio altera duplici appendice aucta.

Romae, in aedibus Palladis, 1760. 4to (273 x 205mm). pp. 136, with engraved title-vignette and 24 engraved plates. Contemporary green vellum, spine with red gilt lettered label (joints splitting at head).

The first edition appeared in 1739, with a much shorter text and five plates only. The name Janus Plancus is the pseudonym of S.G. Bianchi. Bianchi (1693-1775) was a physician, scientist and polygraph from Rimini. The fine plates show marine animals of the Adriatic sea such as shells and crustacean. The book also gives one of the earliest descriptions of foraminifera which were collected by the author on the beach of Rimini. "... Plancus versuchte, Schalen lebender Thiere zu finden, welche Ammonshörnern in ihrer Bildung entsprachen. Er schilderte einige analoge, aber mikroskopische Schalen... Hiermit wurden die Rhizopodenformen entdeckt, welche man.. heute Polythalamien nennt" (Carus p. 458). Nissen ZBI, 356; Caprotti p. 39.

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BATTARRA, (G.A.). - Fungorum Agri Ariminensis historia ... quam sub auspiciis plurimum reverendi DD. Francisci Raynaldi Gargani... in hac secunda editione nec aucta nec diminuta publici juris fecit. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8273&s_currency= BATTARRA, (G.A.).

Fungorum Agri Ariminensis historia ... quam sub auspiciis plurimum reverendi DD. Francisci Raynaldi Gargani... in hac secunda editione nec aucta nec diminuta publici juris fecit.

Faventiae, Typis Martinianis, 1759. 4to (280 x 200mm). pp. viii, 80, with engraved vignette on title and 40 engraved plates. Later half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides.

Second edition of this rare and beautifully produced work describing a great variety of fungi growing around Rimini. Antonio Giovanni Battarra (1714-1789) was an Italian clergyman (of Rimini), physician and mycologist. The interesting engraved vignette on the title has the following motto (in Greek) 'We study fungi, we do not eat them'. Ainsworth considers the engravings 'excellent'. In "Zur Geschichte der Mykologie, das XVIII. Jahrhundert" by Lütjeharms pp. 145 to 147 a large comment is given of this publication. Battarra attempted to prove that mushrooms were really plants growing from spores and not just putrefying matter as was generally believed in those days. C.H. Persoon knew of the work of Battarra and even named a new genus of Fungi, Battarra, after him. The 200 figures on the 40 plates are finely engraved and give a very good impression of the mushrooms depicted. The first edition was published in 1755 and the present edition has only some minor alterations. Owner's stamp (Henry Bonnet) on lower margin of title. Stafleu & Cowan 359; Nissen BBI, 95; See also G. Lazzari, Storia della Micologia Italiana pp. 145-155.

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SPINOLA, M. - Insectorum Liguriae species novae aut rariores, quas in agro Ligustico nuper detexit, descripsit, et iconibus illustravit. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8233&s_currency= SPINOLA, M.

Insectorum Liguriae species novae aut rariores, quas in agro Ligustico nuper detexit, descripsit, et iconibus illustravit.

Genuae, Y. Gravier, 1806-1808. 4 parts (bound in one). 4to (240 x 185mm). pp. (4), xvii, 159, (1); (6), ii, 262, v, (1), with 1 folded table and 7 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label (hinges weak).

Dealing exclusively with the Hymenoptera of the Ligurian region (Italy). Maximilian Spinola (1780-1857) was an Italian entomologist whose entomological contributions were mainly in the orders of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Hemiptera. Tiny paper damage to first 2 leaves. Horn & Schenkling 20905; Nissen ZBI, 3942

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RENIER, S.A. - Osservazioni postume di Zoologia Adriatica. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8208&s_currency= RENIER, S.A.

Osservazioni postume di Zoologia Adriatica.

Pubblicate per cura dell' I.R. Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti a studio del G. Meneghini. Venezia, G. Cecchini, 1847. Large-Folio (510 x 370mm). pp. ix, (1), 120, (2), with 16 colour-printed engraved plates accompanied by 15 engraved key-plates. Original printed stiff boards (paper repair to frontcover).

A superbly printed book with stipple engraved colour-printed plates in very delicate tones. Most ofthe plates were engraved after drawings by the author and show lower invertebrates. The book is one of the rarest Italian zoological works, and was printed in an edition of 50 copies only. Junk in his book '50 Jahre Antiquar' discusses the work in the chapter 'Die zu kleinen Auflagen'. The engraved key plate to plate 15 was never published. Stefano Andrea Renier(va) (1759-1830) belonged to one of the oldest Venetian families and taught natural history at the University of Padua. The book was posthumously published by Giuseppe Meneghini. B.M.(N.H.) V, 2202; Nissen ZBI, 3364.

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BORCH, M.J. Comte de. - Lettres sur la Sicile et sur l'Ile de Malthe. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8194&s_currency= BORCH, M.J. Comte de.

Lettres sur la Sicile et sur l'Ile de Malthe.

Turin, Freres Reycends, 1782. 2 volumes. 8vo (192 x 125mm). pp. xix, (1), 236; 256, with 3 folding maps and 26 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly floral gilt spines with red gilt lettered label.

First edition. A beautifully bound copy of this very attractively illustrated work. Michal Jan Comte de Borch (1753-1810) was a Polish aristocrat and naturalist. He held the military rank of commander of the Maltese Order and was a member of many learned societies. The work contains 2 large folding maps of Sicily and 1 folding map of the Etna, 2 plates show 'Champignon astringens de Malthe' formely considered a fungi and other plates show ancient temples, people etc. "Very scarce. The published letters describing Borch's extensive trips through the islands of Sicily and Maltha. Because of the author's interest in mineralogy, he provides many vivid descriptions of his visits to geological formations and working mines" (Schuh, Bibliography of Mineralogy). Borch was the author of two other books on the minerals and rocks of Sicily as well as a famous work on the on the truffles of the Piemont. Pescarzoli 104.

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SISMONDA, E. - Synopsis methodica animalium invertebratorum Pedemontii fossilium (exceptis speciebus ineditis). http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8127&s_currency= SISMONDA, E.

Synopsis methodica animalium invertebratorum Pedemontii fossilium (exceptis speciebus ineditis).

Augustae Taurinorum, Typis Regiis, 1847. 8vo. (215 x 140mm). pp. viii, 62. Publisher's printed wrappers.

With a dedication of the auhtor.

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GILII, F.L. & XUAREZ, G. - Osservazioni fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte in Roma fatte nell'Anno 1788, 1789, 1790. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7811&s_currency= GILII, F.L. & XUAREZ, G.

Osservazioni fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte in Roma fatte nell'Anno 1788, 1789, 1790.

Roma, Stamperia di Arcangelo/ Stamperia Giunchiana, 1789-1792. 3 volumes, bound in one. 4to (245 x 180mm). pp. 64; (2), viii, 99, (1, blank); (4), 64, with publisher's woodcut device on titles and 30 fine engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, spine with blue gilt lettered label.

A very rare item and as far as we know there has not been a copy on the market since decades. The fine plates are by L. Maioli after C. and A. Maioli. "Gilii, Filippo Luigi (1756-1821) Italian naturalist, clergyman, and Director of the Vatican Observatory. For twenty-one years Gilii made twice daily meteorological readings at the Observatory, and it was Gilii who had the meridian line and obelisk placed in front of St. Peter's for readings of the seasons. With the first Argentinean botanist, Gaspar Xuarez (1731-1804), Gilli co-authored the three volumes of Observazioni Fitologiche (1789, 1790, 1792) a work on the value of American (primarily South American) cultivated plants, their sexuality, form of reproduction, anatomy, etc. Most of the plants had been cultivated by the natives before the discovery of America and some were grown in the Vatican gardens. As the following information shows, it was Filippo Luigi Gilii's co-authoring of Observazioni Fitologiche that brought him to the attention of Ruiz and Pavon and earned him such respect in their eyes that they dedicated the genus Gilia to him" (Quotation copyright and from Al Schneider, www.swcoloradowildflowers.com . See the section "Biographies of Scientists and Explorers Honored in the Name of Plants"). Very light marginal worming to first 3 leaves. A fine copy. Nissen BBI, 706; Pritzel 3332.

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CIRILLO, D. - Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani Fasciculus Primus. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7733&s_currency= CIRILLO, D.

Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani Fasciculus Primus.

Neapoli 1788. Folio (375 x 245mm). pp. xxxix, (i), with woodcut vignette on title and 12 fine handcoloured engraved plates drawn by the author. Recent marbled boards.

The first part of two. A second part with likewise 12 plates was published in 1792. The work is extremely rare and probably the rarest Italian flora. Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo (or Cyrillo) (1739-1799) was an Italian statesman and naturalist. He was in close contact with famous French naturalists of his time such as J.A. Nollet, Buffon, d'Alembert and Diderot. He taught botany and medicine at the University of Naples and likewise published a book on the entomology of the Naples area. For political reasons he was condemned to death by King Ferdinand IV (1751-1821). Stafleu lists only one complete copy in the United States. In the last decades only one complete copy was offered. It was offered for sale by Librairie Didier Cart-Tanneur in 1999 for FF. 140,000. Nissen BBI, 358; Stafleu & Cowan 1133.

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BRÜNNICH, M.T. - Ichthyologia Massiliensis, sistens Piscium descriptiones eorumque apud incolas nomina accedunt spolia Maris Adriatici. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7687&s_currency= BRÜNNICH, M.T.

Ichthyologia Massiliensis, sistens Piscium descriptiones eorumque apud incolas nomina accedunt spolia Maris Adriatici.

Hafniae et Lipsiae, apud Rothii Viduam et Proft, 1768. 8vo (190 x 115mm). pp. (16), 110. Contemporary boards, lettering on spine.

Morten Thrane Brünnich (1737-1827) was a Danish zoologist and mineralogist. He extensively studied the fishes of the Mediterranean Sea of which the above work is the result. A fine copy. Dean p. 192.

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PERUGIA, A. - Elenco dei pesci dell'Adriatico. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7651&s_currency= PERUGIA, A.

Elenco dei pesci dell'Adriatico.

Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1881. Folio (325 x 230mm). pp. viii, 60, with 7 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's printed wrappers.

A superbly produced monograph on the fishes of the Adriatic sea. Many of the plates have been printed in silver. Dean II, p. 253.

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COLLA, L.A. - Icones Plantarum Rariorum Herbarii Pedemontani. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7312&s_currency= COLLA, L.A.

Icones Plantarum Rariorum Herbarii Pedemontani.

(Turin, ex Typis regiis, 1835-1837). 3 parts. 4to (285 x 235mm). With 98 fine lithographed plates by Tecophila Colla. Publisher's original printed wrappers.

The complete plates to Colla's 'Herbarium Pedemontanum...' published in 8 vols from 1833-1837. Luigi Aloysius Colla (1766-1848) was an Italian lawyer and botanist, owner of a botanical garden at Rivoli near Torino. Stafleu & Cowan 1171

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CLARICI, P.B. - Istoria e coltura delle piante che sono pe'l fiore più ragguardevoli , e più distinte per ornare un giardino... con un copioso trattato degli agrumi... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7309&s_currency= CLARICI, P.B.

Istoria e coltura delle piante che sono pe'l fiore più ragguardevoli , e più distinte per ornare un giardino... con un copioso trattato degli agrumi...

Venezia, presso Andrea Poletti, 1726. 4to (235 x 175mm). pp. (34), 761, (3), with an engraved portrait of Clarici holding a bouquet of flowers in his right hand, an engraved title-vignette with a dwarf lemon tree in a pot with two putti, and a large engraved plan (530 x 740mm) of the Villa Marocco and its gardens. Contemporary half vellum, spine with red gilt lettered label, marbled sides.

A fine copy of the first and only edition of one of the most important works on flower gardens and the cultivation of flowers of Northern Italy. Paolo Bartolomeo Clarici (1664-1725) 'spent most of his life in the Veneto where his literary and scientific tastes brought him the friendship of many members of the great Venetian families. Prominent among these was Gerardo Sagredo, Procurator of St Mark's, for whom he laid out a splendid garden in the Venetian style for the family villa at Marocco... Clarici used a print of a bird's eye view of this Marocco garden in his book as an ideal example of layout... predominantly a flower garden' (Masson, Italian gardens). 'The work is divided into four sections: the first provides the reader with a brief history of the garden architecture and instructions on how to contruct a proper garden; the second is dedicated to cultivation techniques; the third to botanical history and the cultivation of certain prized flowering plants; and the fourth to a dissertation on citrus plants... 'Istoria e coltura della piante' was a work of serious scholarship, one based on careful reading of the most recent scientific works on botanical subjects as well as the author's own research. Thus Clarici left behind him a useful legacy that was to influence generations of garden architects and floriculturists both in Italy and elsewhere' (Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora pp. 140-2). Pritzel 1728; Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora No. 36.

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FERBER, J.J. - Briefe aus Wälchland, über natürliche Merkwürdigkeiten dieses Landes an den Herausgeber derselben Ignatz Edlen von Born. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7107&s_currency= FERBER, J.J.

Briefe aus Wälchland, über natürliche Merkwürdigkeiten dieses Landes an den Herausgeber derselben Ignatz Edlen von Born.

Prag, Wolfgang Gerle, 1773. 8vo (220 x 145mm). pp. (6), 407, (1), with engraved title vignette. Contemporary boards.

First edition. A series of letters addressed to Ignaz von Born, describing the mineralogy, mining etc. of Italy. 'His descriptions of the neighbourhood of Naples, and still more his account of the ejected rocks of Vesuvius, are among the finest scientific writings of the eighteenth century' (Zittel p. 41). Ferber describes a.o. the areas of Padua, Venice, Verona, Florence, Rome, Naples, Sicily (Etna), Sienna, Bologna, Livorno, Genua, Turin, Milano. As a result of the present publication Ferber was elected member of the Academy of Sciences of Sienna and of the 'Naturforschenden Gesellschaft' of Berlin. Hoover quotes the French edition of 1776. A fine uncut copy. B.M.(Nat. Hist.) II, 566; Olson, Bibliographia discipuli Linnaei, p. 129.

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OLIVI, G. - Zoologia Adriatica ossia catalogo ragionato degli Animali del Golfo e delle Laguna di Venezia; preceduto da una dissertazione sulla storia fisica e naturale del Golfo; e accompagnato da memorie, ed osservazioni di fisica storia naturale ed economia. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7091&s_currency= OLIVI, G.

Zoologia Adriatica ossia catalogo ragionato degli Animali del Golfo e delle Laguna di Venezia; preceduto da una dissertazione sulla storia fisica e naturale del Golfo; e accompagnato da memorie, ed osservazioni di fisica storia naturale ed economia.

Bassano 1792. 4to (272 x 205mm). pp. (10), 334, (2, blank), xxxii, with 9 folded engraved plates. Contemporary brown wrappers.

A valuable pioneer work on the marine fauna of the Adriatic, especially the Gulf and Lagoons of Venice. Giuseppe Olivi (1769-1795) was an Italian naturalist. Although he died at a young age he was the first to describe the rich fauna of this interesting part of the Adriatic. He was a correspondent of the prestigious Academy of Padua. The present work is his main work. Three of the fine engraved plates show crabs and two plates show shells. A fine uncut copy, some pages with faint waterstain at the lower right corner. Nissen ZBI, 3010.

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SCOPOLI, I.A. - Deliciae Florae et Faunae Insubricae seu novae, aut minus cognitae species plantarum et animalium quas in Insubria Austriaca tam spontaneas, quam exoticas vidit, descripsit, et aeri incidi curavit Ioannes Antonius Scopoli. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7080&s_currency= SCOPOLI, I.A.

Deliciae Florae et Faunae Insubricae seu novae, aut minus cognitae species plantarum et animalium quas in Insubria Austriaca tam spontaneas, quam exoticas vidit, descripsit, et aeri incidi curavit Ioannes Antonius Scopoli.

Ticini, ex typographia Reg. & Imp. Monasterii S. Salvatoris, 1786-1788. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Folio (422 x 280mm). pp. (2), ix, 85; (4), 115; (4), 87, with 3 engraved frontispieces, 3 engraved title-vignettes, 3 engraved vignettes showing the Pavia Botanic garden and 75 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, gilt lettered label on spine.

"Gems of the flora and fauna of Lombardy, including native and exotic species which have lived there. Contains many type illustrations of importance. Each copper plate was executed at the expense of a separate patron. The book is very rare ..." (Wood 559); Pritzel 8558: "Aeusserst selten complett, indem einige Blätter bei der Einnahme von Pavia zu Grunde gingen"; Zimmer 565-566: "... the third (part) contains a discussion of the mammals and birds treated in Sonnerat's "Voyage a la Nouvelle Guinée", 1776, and "Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine", 1782, with short diagnoses and the first application of binomial names to the species ..." This luxurious folio is Scopoli's most beautiful work, and as Nissen indicates it is one of the few really great natural history books produced in Italy during that time. The author was professor of botany at Pavia and the above work was printed at the monastry of San Salvatore, Pavia. It is of greatest rarity in complete state as sheets of the work were destroyed during the siege and capture of Pavia. 9 plates show insects, 2 shells, 2 snakes, 4 fishes, 2 birds, 1 a monkey and 1 minerals, all other plates show plants. A very fine broad-margined copy in an attractive contemporary Italian binding. Stafleu & Cowan 11.551; Nissen BBI, 1822.

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FANTONI, COUNT LUIGI. - [Manuscript on Olive Trees and Olive Oil of Tuscany and some adjacent areas, by Count Luigi Fantoni]. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6814&s_currency= FANTONI, COUNT LUIGI.

[Manuscript on Olive Trees and Olive Oil of Tuscany and some adjacent areas, by Count Luigi Fantoni].

Delle specie diverse d'Olivi che si trovano ne Monti della Fattoria d'Agnano Territorio Pisano, spettante a S(ua) A(ltezza) S(erenissima) etc. Con osservazioni sopra le specie degli Olivi ancora di Lucca, Pietrasanta, Montignoso, Massa, Sarzana, Lunigiana, e Riviere di Genova, ad effetto di rilevare quali siano quelle Specie che servono a produrre l'olio fino, e quali quelle che corrispondono alle Specie degli Antichi. [Of the different species of Olive trees that can be found on the mounts of Agnano, in the territory of Pisa, belonging to H(er) R(oyal) H(ighness) etc., with observations also on the species of Olive trees of Lucca, Pietrasante, Montignoso, Massa, Sarzana, Lunigiana and of the two Rivieras of Genoa, with the aim of finding out which are the Species that can be used for the production of the 'olio fino' and which are those that correspond to the Species of the Ancients]. [Florence/ Fivizzano], 1770-1784. Folio (385 x 270mm). Leaves 126, including some blanks and 107 mostly full page drawings, in pen and ink, a few in pencel only, and some in grey wash or watercolour, a few plates are numbered but not bound in consecutively. Contemporary or near contemporary boards, spine with ink inscription 'Dell'Ulivi e dell'Olio, Agricoltura Cte Luigi', and a fragment of letter addressed to Conte Luigi Fantoni, in Florence pasted in on verso of frontcover, as well as a later added competition regarding the description of olive trees and olive oil of Tuscany, sponsored by the Accademia dei Georgofili in 1803 and a loosely inserted one dated 1802.

This manuscript serves as priceless testimony to the growing interest paid, above all in Tuscany, to olive growing and the study of olive oil production techniques throughout the eighteenth century. It was during this time that efforts grew to better understand the history of the olive tree and its multitudinous varieties, as well as the ways in which it was propagated, cared for and fertilized. Around the year 1704 the botanist Pier Antonio Micheli had already begun to dabble in the study of olive trees, drafting a series of observations compiled in manuscript (E. Baldini and S. Ragazzini, Le varietà di ulico dell'agro fiorentino. Manoscritto inedito di Pietro Antonio Micheli, Florence: Accademia dei Georgofili, 1988). The moment in which interest in the cultivation of olive trees reached its height can be traced back to 1753, the year in which the Accademia dei Georgofili was founded in Florence. Numerous handwritten memoirs and manuscripts concerning the olive tree have been kept in their archives or published in the academy's periodical. It was the very same Accademia dei Georgofili to publicly announce a competition on August 29th, 1787 to determine the best "creation of one or more olive nurseries with at least 200 trees". The prize was given to Pietro Fanechi, a worker at the Tolomei farm in Scarperia, a small town in the area of Mugello. Outside of the confines of Tuscany, an important work to mention is the book published by Giovanni Presta at the royal press of Naples, the result of ten years of research. (Degli ulivi delle ulive, e della maniera di cavar l'olio o si riguardi di primo scopo la massima possibile perfezione, o si riguardi la massima possibile qualità del medesimo. Naples: Stamperia Reale, 1794.) Returning to the manuscript at hand the spine of the binding reads 'Dell'Ulivi e dell'Olio, Agricoltura. Cte Luigi' and a fragment of a letter addressed to Count Luigi Fantoni is found on the verso of the front cover and seems to confirm the true identity of the author as that of Count Luigi Fantoni. It is likely that the manuscript was ab antiquo a sort of rough draft on which Fantoni marked his observations and added information regarding each species after it had been analyzed. Of note is the presence of three different headings on the first sheet of the manuscript, almost as if Fantoni had modified the parameters of his research in the course of his work and was thus compelled to change the title, which would also explain why the first title is crossed out. Nonetheless, the wording that most accurately describes the contents of the volume is certainly that of the third title (see English translation above). This last title states that the text analyzes the olive trees in the same geographic zones as those mentioned in the second title, with the exception of Modena, which is mentioned only in the second title. There is, however, a considerable difference between these last two titles. In the third title Fantoni sets out to describe the cultivar able to "produce fine oil", but above all to analyze the species that have already been identified by ancient authors, such as Pliny, Theophrastus, Columella and Vergil to whom Fantoni makes frequent reference. Almost all the drawings take up the entire surface area of each sheet. All of the illustrations, in pen and ink or occasionally first sketched in pencil and then passed over with ink, are accompanied by captions written in ink. Dates mentioned in the manuscript range from 1770-1784. Within the manuscript there are also a few watercolor and grey wash plates that denote a greater morphological precision in the representation of the specimens. In most cases the plates represent a life-sized olive branch with leaves and fruit. Even if they are drawn schematically with an almost non-existent shadowing, these drawings, with the elegant execution of the branches, the arrangement of the leaves and the meticulous portrayal of the various morphologies of the olives, remain to this day a predominately accurate guide to the identification of the specimen represented. The manuscript is brought to a close with a series of 14 watercolor or grey wash plates that depict with extraordinary precision some of the parasitic insects that attack the olive tree. The elegant framing of the various drawings, not to mention the scrupulous calligraphy, are most probably by another hand. In the manuscript the olive trees considered appear to be ordered mostly according to their place of origin. With the exception of a tree grown in a private garden, or more precisely "in the courtyard of Casa Cicci in Pisa", the olive trees represented all come from rural areas. Of particular importance are the few areas near Pisa famous for their olive oil production: Agnano, Asciano and Calci, all places in which the Fantoni family had agricultural holdings. The remaining drawings represent trees examined in the countryside of the provinces of Lucca, Massa and Carrara. Outside of the confines of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany a few varieties are examined in the area of Lunigiana, in particular in Castelnuovo Magra, a small town near Sarzana, and in Fivizzano, the town in which Luigi Fantoni resided before moving to Florence. Fantoni also mentions that he executed some of the drawings based on studies carried out along the Genovese Riviera. The description of the olive trees is unfailingly concise, usually specifying the variety of the tree, its size, the exact place in which it was studied, and in a few cases the name of the farm owner. Sometimes there is even an adjective used to describe the quality of the oil and the dimensions of the leaves (narrow, average, curly) and the fruit (fleshy, small, large), an example of which is the definition of the "Ulivo Trillo", described as having "an average foliage and a small fruit." Fantoni continues: "it is a very large tree" that "is found along the path that leads to the Monastery." To illustrate this more clearly we give some translations of plate captions: Plate 6: "Wild olive tree with an oval fruit and narrow foliage. It is found in the area above San Saverio in a stone pit near the Monastery road" (This refers to a place neighboring the Carthusian monastery of Calci, founded around the mid 14th century). Plate 9: "Large leafed olive tree, fleshy, strong, and deep green. It makes a fruit with a raspy guise. It is found along the road that leads up to the Ponente monastery. When ripe its juice is blood-red. It remains below the Trilloni, an isolated tree, full of mites." Plate 5: "Cucca olive tree with a smaller, wild and rounded fruit. It is found amongst the scrub above the Giannetti hollow in the Asciano plain." An element that is completely overlooked, however, is the pit, even though the taxonomical relevance of the olive pit was already recognized by Tournefourt at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The historical uncertainties related to an identification of the various olive species based exclusively on a handful of morphological characteristics does not always make for an easy comparison between the varieties indicated in the manuscript and the modern taxonomy of olive trees. The recurrence, however, of many names of olive trees still cultivated today does seem to confirm the substantial continuity over time that characterizes the olive's germoplasma. The manuscript therefore constitutes an important documentation for the history of olive cultivation as well as a fundamental record for the reconstruction of a classification of the varieties of olive trees cultivated throughout the eighteenth century. Luigi Fantoni, b. Fivizzano (Massa Carrara) March 19th, 1749, d. Noletta June 8th, 1808. The firstborn of four sons, one of whom was the celebrated Giovanni known by the name of Labindo, Luigi Fantoni was born from the marriage of Count Ludovico A. Fantoni and Anna de Silva. Luigi Fantoni was educated at the Nazzareno College in Rome where he was recognized for his studies in science and literary arts. He composed poetry in Latin and Italian and, for particular official occassions, composed celebratory inscriptions. Luigi Fantoni had a passionate interest in agronomy, a discipline which he proved to deeply understand, dedicating himself to the development and improvement of agricultural practices in his vast holdings. Fantoni also collected a notable number of documents to better delineate the history of the Lunigiana area. These records were used in part to write Le Effemeridi....di Aronte Lunese (his pseudonym), a kind of compendium of the Lunigiana history written in the form of a lunar calendar. Lauded by contemporary critics (cf. Novelle letterarie pubblicate in Firenze l'anno 1779, pp. 228-229; and C. Zofanelli, La Lunigiana e le Alpi Apuane, Studi di C. Z., Florence: Barbera, 1870, pp. 67-69), the volume provides a complete panoramic view on the natural environment of the Lunigiana area, from its origins to his own time, covering subjects from the economy to politics, commerce and agriculture. Among the species described are grape vines and chestnut trees, and with particular attention, olive trees (pp. 94-95). The work, which is enriched with illustrations, was reprinted in the volume Aronte Lunese illustrato da Michele Angeli di Mazzola, dottore in medicina, in 16°, Pisa: tipografia Prosperi, 1835, pp. 7-207. On the 8th of May 1776 Luigi Fantoni was elected correspondent member of the R. Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence, but in the offices of the Florentine institution there remain no traces of his work. From his marriage to the Florentine Maddalena Morelli Adimari, Luigi Fantoni had four children, the most accomplished of which was Agostino, who collected and published the works and memoirs of his uncle Giovanni ("Memorie istoriche sulla vita Giovanni cognominato Labindo", Poesie di Giovanni Fantoni fra gli Arcadi Labindi, Florence: Guglielmo Piatti, 1823, vol. 3, pp. 223-316.) Luigi Fantoni died on June 8th, 1808 in Noletta, where he is buried. BIBLIOGRAPHY G. Sforza, Contributo alla vita di G. Fantoni, Genoa: Tipografia della Gioventù, 1907, 11-12, 18). P. Melo, ed., Giovanni Fantoni (Labindo). Epistolario (1760-1807), Rome: Bulzoni, 1992 (ad vocem). L.J. Bononi, Fivizzano "Città Nobile". Traccia di un percorso, Fivizzano: Accademia degli Imperfetti, 1998. PRINTED WORKS: Effemeridi Biennali di Aronte Lunese, o sia, doppio lunario storico, economico e letterario della Lunigiana per gli anni 1779 e 1780, con molte notizie utili e dilettevoli per ogni ceto di persone e specialmente per tutti i capi di famiglia, Livorno: Stamperia di Gio. Falorni, 1779. Sonetto all'onoratissimo sposo, del Conte Luigi Fantoni fra gli Arcadi di Roma, in Poesie nelle faustissime nozze de' nobili signori Bartolomeo Giacomini di Porrata ed Anna Eleonora Sproni di Livorno, Livorno: Stamperia di Gio. Vincenzo Falorni, 1792, in 4°, p. 9. Epigramma eiusdem Aloysii comitis Fantoni, in Poesie nelle faustissime nozze de' nobili signori Bartolomeo Giacomini di Porrata ed Anna Eleonora Sproni di Livorno, Livorno: Stamperia di Gio. Vincenzo Falorni, 1792, in 4°, p. 10. Il Baciamano, ode del Conte Luigi Fantoni, s.d. 1771, e s. l., in 4°, p. VIII. Latin inscriptions in honor of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo when he was elected emporer. (They were hung at the main gate to Fivizzano on the days December 10th-12th, 1790, printed in <<Supplemento alla Gazzetta Toscana>>, n. 2, 8 Jan. 1791. Ten latin inscriptions to celebrate Grand Duke Ferdinando III's ascent to the throne. The first and second are printed in Novelle letterarie pubblicate in Firenze l'anno MDCCXCI, col. 245-248. MANUSCRIPTS Memoria Economico-Finanziaria relativa al migliore e più facile mezzo di trasportare i Sali e Tabacchi dal Litorale Toscano nella Lunigiana Granducale, nonché al modo di regolarne l'Azienda nella stessa Provincia. The manuscript is kept in the Parish Archive in Fivizzano. Memoria dei Fivizzanesi con cui fanno sentire i danni e l'incomodo che ne vengono loro per esser stata fatta Pontremoli capoluogo del Governo della Lunigiana e residenza di Vescovado, nuovamente istituito, e adducono le ragioni e i titoli che militano a loro favore per meritare questa distinzione. The manuscript, signed by Count Luigi Fantoni and Dott. Gio. Gualberto Sani, is held in the State Archives in Florence, stack 1053, n. 12. Records regarding the Fantoni family can be found in the following locations: State Archive in Massa (Massa Carrara), State Archive in Florence and the private archive Fantoni Bononi Archive in Fivizzano. Six letters sent by Luigi Fantoni to Professor Francesco del Furia are kept in the Central National Library in Florence, reference Pal. Del Furia 82.108/1-6. With thank to Dr. Frederico Tognoni for the present description.

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PUCCINELLO, B. - Synopsis Plantarum in agro Lucensi sponte nascentium. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6379&s_currency= PUCCINELLO, B.

Synopsis Plantarum in agro Lucensi sponte nascentium.

Lucae, typis Bertinianis, 1841-1848. 2 parts bound in one. Royal-8vo (210 x 135 mm). pp. 531, xxxxix, with 14 lithographed plates. Contemporary green half calf, richly gilt spine.

Rare local flora of the Lucca area. Luigi Benedetto Puccinelli (1808-1850) was professor of botany at Lucca, and director of the botanical garden of the University. A beautifully bound copy. Stafleu & Cowan 8375

Order-nr. 6379

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CAMISOLA, G. - Flora Astese secondo il sistema sessuale di Linneo con cenni sulla virtu'di molte piante indigene impiegate in medicina non tanto sull' Astese che su altre provincie del Piemonte nascenti redatta ad uso del popolo. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6172&s_currency= CAMISOLA, G.

Flora Astese secondo il sistema sessuale di Linneo con cenni sulla virtu'di molte piante indigene impiegate in medicina non tanto sull' Astese che su altre provincie del Piemonte nascenti redatta ad uso del popolo.

Asti, dalla Tipografia dei Fratelli Paglieri, 1854. 8vo (209 x 130 mm). pp. 488. Contemporary green half calf, gilt decorated spine.

Giuseppe Camisola (1781-1856) was an Italian physician and botanist at S. Damiano d'Asti. A very nice copy. Pritzel 1454; Stafleu & Cowan 958.

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BOCCONE, P. - Natuurkundige Naspeuringen op proef- en waerneemingen ... Groey der planten ... wonderbare versteeningen van verscheide lighamen; De wording van het Corael, http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=3995&s_currency= BOCCONE, P.

Natuurkundige Naspeuringen op proef- en waerneemingen ... Groey der planten ... wonderbare versteeningen van verscheide lighamen; De wording van het Corael,

de Star-steenen, de Mynstoffige Bezoar en het verschil van deeze met de dierlijke, de versteende Vis-tanden, Ammon-hoorn, Schelpen, enz... Brandende en vuurbrakende bergen; Inzonderheid van den Etna... alles vervat in verscheide brieven tusschen den Heer Paul Boccone, die van de Koninglijke Societeit der Weetenschappen te Londen, en de grootste geleerden van Europa als Professor Ruysch, Swammerdam, en andere gewisselt. Amsterdam, Steeve van Esveldt, 1744. Small 8vo. pp. (6), 293, (1), with engraved frontispiece and 16 (2 folded) engraved plates. Old boards.

Most probably the first edition in the Dutch language of Boccone's epistolary essays on wonders of geology, paleontology, zoology, and the plants of Sicily. The letters, written to various savants throughout Europe, including Steno, Redi, Hooke, Grew and John Ray, cover a variety of topics, including corals, ammonites, petrified shark' teeth, the bezoar stone, the eruption of Mount Etna, shells etc. The work also includes a catalogue of rare plants of Sicily. He was later to establish himself as a pioneer botanist of Sicilian flora. See Hunt 330.

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CETTI, F. - Gli uccelli di Sardegna. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=2353&s_currency= CETTI, F.

Gli uccelli di Sardegna.

Sassari, G. Piattoli, 1776. Small-8vo (145 x 100mm) . pp. (10), 334, (2), with 1 engraved title and6 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly floral gilt spine with 5 raised bands and 2 gilt-lettered labels.

This charming and nicely illustrated early monograph of the birds of Sardinia is devided into Land-and Water-Birds. It was also published as the second volume of the author's "Storia Naturale di Sardegna". Francesco Cetti (1726-1778) was a Jesuit priest and was sent to Sardinia to help improve the standard of education on the island. In 1766 he was appointed to the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Sassari. Cetti is commemorated in the name of the Cetti's Warbler 'Cettia cetti'. Some pages with small wormhole (not affecting the letterpress) and a few plates cut short with some lack of text at the lower margin; else a good copy of this scarce ornithological treatise. cf. Nissen IVB, 859; Wood 283.

Order-nr. 2353

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MORIS, G.G. - Flora Sardoa seu Historia Plantarum in Sardinia et adjacentibus insulis vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem latius excultarum. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=2152&s_currency= MORIS, G.G.

Flora Sardoa seu Historia Plantarum in Sardinia et adjacentibus insulis vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem latius excultarum.

Taurini, ex Regio Typographeo, 1837-1859. 3 volumes. 4to (270 x 208mm). pp. xii, 606; 562, (2); 564, with 114 engraved plates after drawings by M. Lisa and J.C. Heyland, and engraved by S. Botta, L. Fea, H. Mil and A. Nizza. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, spines with gilt lines and red gilt-lettered label.

First and only edition. It is the first and only major flora published of Sardinia and adjacent islands. Giuseppe Giacinto Moris (1796-1869) was professor of Botany at Turin University and director of its botanical garden. J.C. Heyland, one of the two artists, illustrated most of the work of De Candolle. 'His finest drawings, however, are to be found in E. Boissier's 'Voyage Botanique dans le Midi de l'Espange' (1839-45)' (Blunt & Stearn p. 193). The work is a great rarity and Junk in his catalogue 'Bibliographia Botanica' of 1909 offers a copy at 80 Marks, a copy of Savi 'Flora Italiana' is advertised at 150 Marks. Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Strickney Fund 1893, with bookplate and small circular stamp in lower margin of plates, not affecting the illustration; Robert de Belder. Nissen BBI, 1410; Great Flower Books, p. 69; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 6329.

Order-nr. 2152

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MICHELI, P.A. - Catalogus Plantarum Horti Caesare Florentini opus postumum iussu societatis botanicae editum, continuatum, et ipsius horti historia locupletatum ab Io. Targionio Tozzettio... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=844&s_currency= MICHELI, P.A.

Catalogus Plantarum Horti Caesare Florentini opus postumum iussu societatis botanicae editum, continuatum, et ipsius horti historia locupletatum ab Io. Targionio Tozzettio...

Florentiae, Bernardi Paperinii, 1748. Folio (355 x 245mm). pp. lxxxviii, 185, with engraved title vignette, several fine engraved initials and head pieces, 7 engraved plates and 1 folding engraved garden plan (455 x 320mm). Later half vellum, spine with black gilt-lettered label.

First and only edition. The first botanical garden in Florence was established by Luca Ghine in 1545, and seems to have been no more than a herb garden. In 1718 the garden was revived and Pier' Antonio Micheli (1679-1713) became its first director until his death in 1737. The present work, was published posthumously by his successor Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti, who contributed a prefatory history of the garden to the work, which is a catalogue of plants, arranged alphabetically according to Tournefort's system. A fine uncut copy, with the bookplate of the New York Horticultural Society, bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie October 1934. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 5975; B.M.(Nat. Hist.)III, 1306.

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