Lot 39 of 364:
19 plates of rare plants 1773  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Descriptionum et iconum rariores et pro maxima parte novas plantas illustrantium. Liber Primus.
Author:
Rottboll, Christiano Friis
Place:
Hafniae [Copenhagen]
Publisher:
Sumptibus Societatis Typographicae
Date:
1773
Description:

[viii], 71, [1] pp. plus 19 engraved plates. (Folio) 36x24 cm (14x9"), quarter cloth and marbled boards.

Illustrated volume on rare plants, with text descriptions and 19 engraved plates, each plate with numerous examples of the plant. The plates are numbered I-XX, with plate V not present, though there are no signs that a plate has been removed. Scarce, with no earlier auction records found.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Good amount of wear and rubbing to boards, boards nearly detached from text block but just holding, library stamps and plates to cover and inner front board; toning and scattered foxing to interior; good.
 
Item number:
288774
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