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Johann Jacob Dillenius - Hortus Elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum - 2 volumes - 1732

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Johann Jacob Dillenius - Hortus Elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum - 2 volumes - 1732

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Complete and first edition of these 325 plates

Condition: Very good
Language: Latin
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication year oldest item: 1732
Author/ Illustrator: Johann Jacob Dillenius
Book Title: Hortus Elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum
Number of Books: 2
Publisher: Sumptibus Auctoris
Height (Cm): 47
Width (Cm): 30
Number of Pages: 438
Binding/ Material: Hardback

Johann Jacob Dillenius - Hortus Elthamensis seu plantarum rariorum : first edition complete with its 325 plates - London, 1732 - Sumptibus Auctoris - 438 pages - vellum binding - 47*30 - first edition

Good overall condition. Very small tears to the crowns

2 folio volumes in speckled calf, blind stamped frame, first edition recognizable because of the 8 raised bands of the edge, compartments adorned with small stamp, label and volume number in brown red and green, speckled edges, roulettes on cuts, binding of the time. Dillenius (1684-1747), English botanist of German origin. In 1721 he moved to the United Kingdom, in 1732 he published Hortus Elthamensis, this catalogue of rare species in the area of Eltham near London. He made himself the 324 plates (+ 206). The quality of the book is praised by Carl Von Linné. In 1734, Dillen became Professor of botany at Oxford

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