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Lot 1147: BOTANY -- MILLER, J. (actually J.S. Müller). An illustration of the sexual

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

16 November 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: BOTANY -- MILLER, J. (actually J.S. Müller). An illustration of the sexual system of Linnæus. Lond., Privately published, 1779. 8, xvi, 106 pp. W. engr. front., engr. ti., full-p. cold. engr. (numbered 'i' facing p. i) and 103 full-p. engr., all superbly cold. by hand, numbered 1-17, 19-100, 102-103, 105-106 (lacking plate nr. 18). -- Id. An illustration of the termini botanici of Linnæus. Lambeth, Privately published, 1789. W. engr. ti. and 85 full-p. engr. plates, all superbly cold. by hand, numbered 1-19, 21-86. -- 2 vols. Lge-8°. Very fine cont. vellum. (Some traces of use, but in fine, ample-margined, hardly browned, condtion). Beautiful octavo edition in fine condition and with together 189 (of 190) plates in bright colouring. - Plates 101 and 104 in the first, and plate 20 in the second volume were never issued. - Nissen, BBI, 1374; Stafleu-Cowan, 6483; Henrey, 1155.
Estimated Price: € 600

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