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Descriptiones plantarum ex capite bonae spei - BERGIUS, Peter - 1767. 
Mendelssohn I, p. 116; Soulsby 649d; Stafleu & Cowan 458. First edition of Bergius's first major publication, and the first Linnean flora of South African plants. "One of the rarest and oldest works treating the botany of the Cape of Good Hope" (Mendelssohn). Bergius had been Linnaeus's pupil, and based this flora on the collections of Cape plants assembled by Mikael Grubb, a director of the Swedish East India Company.Library stamps on back of title-page; some browning. A good copy of an early and important South African flora.
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