Icones et Descriptiones Rariorum Plantarum Siciliae, Melitae, Galliae, & Italiae.


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Place Published: Oxford
Publisher: Sheldoniano
Date Published: 1674

Description: 52 fine copper engravings showing numerous plants and flowers, engraved pictorial title depicting the Sheldonian Theatre. 4to, expertly recased, full brown calf (some scratches on the covers), red leather label. Oxford: Theatro Sheldoniano, 1674.

Comments: A beautiful copy of this fine herbal by the Italian botanist Paolo Boccone (1633-1704). The author was born in Palermo and developed an interest in Natural History and botany at a young age. He traveled in Western Europe and mainly collected rare plant specimens in Italy, Sicily and Corsica. Nissen #179; Hunt #329; Wing 3384; Pritzel 859; Hunt 329.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: Latin
Type: Books

Book ID: 212993

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By This Author: BOCCONE, Paolo.
By This Publisher: Sheldoniano
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I wanted to thank you for the quality of this product as well as the way it was shipped. Not only did it arrive prior to the estimate but it was carefully wrapped. It is appreciated. - Catherine
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