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        Svensk Botanik. Första Bandet.

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos Carl Delén. 1802. 6:o. 22 x 14 cm. Title + (2 pp.) + (144 pp.) + (1 p.) + 13 pp. + X pp. + 72 hand coloured engravings. 19th century brown half calf with title in gilt at the spine. Marbled board papers. Name inscription in ink at the front fly leaf. Somewhat worn and scratched binding. Bumped corners. A short tear to text leaf 27. Interior in very nice condition.. This is the first volume of "Svensk Botanik". The work was published in 11 volumes 1802-1843. The engravings in the early volumes are known to be of higher quality than in the later ones. Up to his death in 1811 Palmstruch painted most of the originals. After his death several artists made the originals. The engravings were executed by Carl Wilhelm Venus and Johan Gustaf Ruckman (a few by Palmstruch). The plates were coloured by women colourists, specially trained for the work. The colouring has a wonderful "light" nordic quality. The text was authored by Conrad Quensel, Olof Swartz and Göran Wahlenberg. "Svensk Botanik" is the most famous work on botany ever published in Sweden and of the highest quality

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        Recherches sur la dilatation des gaz et des vapeurs, lues à l'Institut National, le 11 pluvióse an 10.

      Paris, Chez Fuchs, An X, (1802). Contemp. hcalf. Spine gilt. Top of spine with wear. A few scratches to binding. In: "Annales de Chimie, ou Recueil de Mémoires concernant la Chemie" Tome 43. 332,(4) pp., 2 engraved plates (the entire volume offered). Gay-Lussac's paper: pp. 137-175. The first 20 leaves a bit brownspotted, otherwise with a few marginal brownspots. 1 leaf (pp. 197-98) torn with loss of some letters. Gay-Lussac's paper fine and clean.. First printing of this extremely important discovery, in which Gay-Lussac first formulated the law, Gay-Lussac's Law, stating that if the mass and pressure of a gas are held constant then gas volume increases linearly as the temperature rises. This is sometimes written as V = k T, where k is a constant dependent on the type, mass, and pressure of the gas and T is temperature on an absolute scale. (In terms of the ideal gas law, k = n R / P.)."In 1802 he (Gay-Lussac) showed that different gases all expanded by equal amounts with rise in temperature. Charles had made the same discovery some years earlier but had not published it; the credit therefore belongs to Gay-Lussac at least as much, and probably more. This was an extremely importent discovery, which Avogadro was to use within the decade to formulate hid long-neglected hypothesis that equal volumes of different gases at equal temperatures contained equal numbers of particles."(Asimov).Magie "A Source Book in Physics", p.165-172 - Leicester & Klickstein "A Source Book of Chemistry", p. 374-379. - Parkinson "Breakthroughs" 1802 C.The volume contains other importent papers in chemistry by Humphrey Davy (first French translation of his announcement of the finding of "Laughing Gas" (Nitrous Oxide), Parmentier, Vauquelin, Clement et Desormes, Thenard, Guyton, Chenivix

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        Ryacotta, in the Barramah'l [vol.III, plate 12]

      London: published Thomas Daniell, "June 1, 1802". Aquatint by and after Thomas & William Daniell, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. Image size: 16 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches. 21 1/4 x 29 3/8 inches. A very fine view of the Barramah'l region that had just recently been wrested from Tippoo Sultan's grasp when the Daniells visited. "Rayakottai formed part of a chain of military outposts used by Tipu Sultan's forces on their campaigns in the Tamil country. A British flag flying proudly from a lookout halfway up the hill proclaims the recent British victory. Rings of walls encircling the central granite rock at successive levels were clearly visible to the Daniells, but can hardly be traced now" (Martinelli/Michell p.144). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II.420 no.88; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; Martinelli/Michell India Yesterday and today ''92 Rayakottai, fort'; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172.

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        Travels through Sweden, Finland, and Lapland to the North Cape in the years 1798 and 1799 (..). In two volumes. Illustrated with seventeen elegant engravings.

      London. Printed for Joseph Mawman, in the Poultry, successor to Mr. Dilly. 1802. 4:o. 28,5 x 22,5 cm. Two volumes. Volume I: XXIV pp. (including title, dedication, preface and contents) + 396 pp. (including half titles) + 8 engraved plates. Volume II: VIII pp. (including title and contents) + 380 pp. (including half titles) + 1 folding map + 8 engraved plates, 5 of them are hand coloured (birds and insects) + 12 pp. With engraved music plates. A blank leaf (pp. 135-136) is missing, as usual. Contemporary full calf. Title labels at the spines. Inside dentelles. Gilt edges. Large margins. Wery worn boards. Bumped corners. Heavy foxing to the margins of the frontispiece, with offsetting to the title page. Some foxing to the margins of the plates, a couple with a little more foxing. Some offsetting from the plates to the adjoining text leaves. A couple of leaves with a little more offsetting. One plate with a repaired tear to the margin. The colour at the plate depicting Corvus lapponicus has oxidated. Over all a very nice and clean interior.. A classic travel account by Joseph Acerbi, an italian scientist and explorer who supposedly was the first italian to push through all the way to the Notrth Cape over land. Among many other things the book contains an interesting account on finnish customs illustrated with plates, such as sauna bathing. The work also has five zoological plates, all hand coloured. According to Bring, this is probably the second edition. It has exactly the same contents as the first edition, but with some typhographical differences. It might have been published the same year as the first edition, which the year at the title indicates, but this is not clearly established

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        Travels through Sweden, Finland and Lapland, to the North Cape, in the years 1798 and 1799. I - II.

      London, Joseph Mawman 1802. xxiv + 396 +viii + 380pp. + Frontespiece and 15 plates and large folding map. Quarto. Nice 20th century dark green half calf with raised bindings. Frontispiece foxed and, together with all illustrations in volume one, waterstained in lower left corner, approximately 14 squarecentimeters, not affecting the text. The text is clean, just the plates are stained in one corner.Volume 2 is clean. Broad margins. A nice copy.. 2 volumes

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        Reise durch das Türkische Reich, Aegypten und Persien, während der ersten sechs Jahre der Französischen Republik oder von 1792 bis 1798. Herausgegeben von M.C. Sprengel. 1.-3.Theil (3 Bde.).

      Weimar, Landes=Industrie=Comptoirs, 1802, 1805, 1808. Bound in 3 contemp. hcalf. Spines gilt, title-and tomelabels with gilt lettering. Spines slightly rubbed. Top of spines to two volumes lslightly frayed. (2),XIV,584;(2),X,754;(4),LXXX,420 pp. A few scattered brownspots. The map called for in volume 2, lacks.. First German edition of "Voyage dans l'Empire Othoman, l'Egypte,et la Perse fait par Ordre du Gouvernement pendent les six premiere années de la Republique. 2 Vols.". (Bibliothek der neuesten und wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen...Hrsg. von M.C. Sprengel. Bd. 6, 21 u. 36). All three volumes with the series titlepages, these with a stamp

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        Quatuor monumenta aenea e terra in Suecia eruta, tabulis aereis et brevi commentatione illustrata ab I.

      Hallenberg. Accessere nonnulla de litteratura cufica. Stockholm, Joh. A. Carlbohm, 1802. 8:o. (6),+ 71,+ (1) s.+ 4 grav. planscher. Samt 3 graverade myntavbildningar i texten. Sammanbunden med: HALLENBERG, Jonas. Tilläggning till en år 1802utgifven latinsk afhandling, kallad Quatuor monumenta aenea, af J. Hallenberg. Stockholm, Henrik A. Nordström, 1816. 8:o. 8 s. Häftad och oskuren i något nött samtida blått marmorerat pappomslag. Äldre namnteckning på titelsidan. Fint exemplar. Montelius 1 resp. 16. De tio figurer som Montelius nämner ingår i gravyrerna. En arkeologisk fyndpublikation, som "...beskrifver ett fynd, som träffades vid Tullinge i Botkyrke socken och Söder-Törn, bestående af tvänne viggelika kärl med sina lock, omgifna med spiral-ringar". Jonas Hallenberg (1748-1834) var riksantikvarie och i hans blandade produktion återfinns ytterligare en fyndpublikation "Berättelse om ett forntida romerskt metallkärl funnet i Westmanland år 1818, samt andra arbeten om kufiska mynt

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        Élégies de Properce, traduites dans toute leur intégrité, avec des notes interprétatives du texte et de la mythologie de l'auteur; Et des figures gravées sous la direction de Ponce, d'après les dessins de Marillier.

      Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée. Par M. Delongchamps. De l'imprimerie de A. Egron. 1-2. Paris, L. Duprat, 1802. 8:o. (6),+ lxx,+ 384,+ (2); (4),+ 570,+ (2) pp.+ 5 engraved plates. Contemporary slightly worn green/blue half calf, flat spine gilt in compartments with globes and red labels, blue papers on sides, all edges green. Brunet IV, 905. Cohen-DeRicci 827. Schweiger II, 833. First illustrated edition. The plates of Marillier engraved by Dambrun, Delvaux, Dipréel, Duval and Ponce. Normal copy. There exist copies printed on papier velin. Latin-French paralelltext. The first edition of de Longchamps translation was published 1772, without illustrations.This second edition is the more important, also concerning the text

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        Glauben und Wissen, oder die Reflexionsphilosophie der Subjectivität, in der Vollständigkeit ihrer Formen, als Kantische, Jacobische, und Fichtesche Philosophie. [In: Kritisches Journal der Philosophie herausgegeben von Fr. Wilh. Joseph Schelling und Ge. Wilhelm Fr. Hegel. Zweyten Bandes erstes Stück.].

      Tübingen, 1802. 8vo. Extract from the "Kritisches Journal", recently bound in a very nice stiff marbled paper-binding in blue, grey and red tones with gilt red leather title-label to spine. Cont. owner's name and inventory number and mid 20th century owner's stamp (Emil Bödtker, famous Danish editor and book collector) to general title-page. (4 - general title-page + errata), 188 pp. With both the general title-page for for vol. 2, part 1 of Kritisches Journal and the separate half-title for "Glauben und Wissen".. The very rare first edition (which only appeared thus - in the Kritisches Journal), in its entirety, of one of Hegel's most important and interesting early works, his second major work, being the first that he published after his dissertation. After having graduated, Hegel was given work as a private tutor, although he wished to pursue an academic career. When his father died in 1799, he was given a small inheritance that was enough to allow him to give up his tutoring position and follow his heart. Thus, after having turned his interests towards the critical philosophy of Kant instead of more religious and social themes, in the beginning of 1801 he came to Jena, the university city which then was strongly dominated by the philosophy of Schelling and his new-Kantian style of philosophy. Here Hegel became closely acquainted with Schelling, and, after having written his dissertation on the difference between the system of Schelling and that of Fichte, in 1801, Schelling and Hegel began their seminal periodical "Kritisches Journal der Philosophie", which appeared from 1802 till 1803. Among the articles that Hegel published here were some of his most important works, e.g. the article on natural law ("Über die Wissenschaftliche Behandlungsarten des Naturrechtes", from November 1802) and his groundbreaking "Glauben und Wissen", from July 1802..This famous work constitutes a criticism of the subjective philosophy of Kant, Jacobi and Fichte. The work is now considered as being of the utmost importance, not only because it gives an excellent insight into the foundational principles of classical German idealistic philosophy before Hegel, but especially because Hegel already here displays early signs of his own speculative philosophy of absolute knowledge, that which he so famously five years later develops systematically in his groundbreaking "Phänomenologie des Geistes". The question of "Belief and Knowledge" keeps being of essential character to all fields of philosophy, from analytic philosophy and logic to continental philosophy, both classic and modern.Parts of Schelling and Hegel's "Kritisches Journal" are of the utmost scarcity, not to speak of the entire journal. We have not been able to find evidence that the first printing of "Glauben und Wissen" has ever been sold separately, as it is here

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        Handbuch der Fischerey. Bd. 1 (von 2). Ronneburg & Leipzig, Schumann, 1802. 294 S., 4 Bll., 1 Bl. (Druckvermerk). Mit 1 Kupfertafel . Pp. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. (stärker beschabt).

      Westwood S. 124 (bezeichnet den 1809 erschienenen zweiten Band fälschlicherweise als 'another edition'); Huber 167 und 43 (mit ausführlicher Inhaltsangabe).- Gering gebräunt.- Selten.

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      1 w. Bl., Titel mit kl. Aquatinta-Portrait des Verfassers in Punktiermanier, 3 Bll., 133 S., 1 Bl. HPrgt. um 1850 mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenverg. 31 x 23 cm. Brooks 866: "Bella edizione col ritratto di Savioli sul frontespizio. Ristampa dell`edizione del 1797 (già esaurita), ma con caratteri diversi"; De Lama II, 149f.; Giani 148; Slg. Kurt Wolff 376: "Mit Widmung Bodonis an den Dichter. Neuausgabe des 1795 erstmals erschienenen Werkes, das grossen Anklang fand, vollkommen neu gesetzt und auf sehr großem und starkem Bütten gedruckt." - Unbeschnitten und nahezu fleckenfrei, vorletztes Bl. mit kl. Einriss, der attraktive Einband kaum berieben. - Ausgeschiedenes Exemplar der Harvard College Library (Henry Ware Wales Bequest, Houghton Library).

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        Resa till Propontiden och Svarta Hafvet.

      Öfversatt med anmärkningar och tilläggningar af E. Bergstedt. 1-3. Stockholm, Carl Delén & J. G. Forsgren, 1802-05. 8:o. (20),+ 5-275; (8),+ 256; (2),+ 329,+ (1) s.+ 7 grav. kartor, varav 4 utvikbara,+ 7 akvatintgravyrer, varav 5 utvikbara. Lättare lagerfläckar, något mer i tredje delen, del tre även med en större fläck sid 147-157 och de två stora Konstantinopelvyerna med fläckar och mindre revor i veck. Samtida hfrbd med samtida påklistrade rikt guldornerade gröna pappryggar med röda och blåa titel- resp. deltiteletiketter. Äldre namnteckningar. Tre volymer. Första svenska upplagan av "Voyage de la Propontide et du Pont Euxin", som utkom i Paris år 1800. Översättaren Erik Bergstedt (1760-1829) var svensk diplomat och statssekreterare och företog själv vidsträckta resor, bl. a. till Egypten, Konstantinopel och Grekland åren 1794-97. Han har således i sina anmärkningar kunnat göra många omfattande tillägg från sina egna reseskildringar och har dessutom lagt till information från andras, bl. a. från Dallaways "Constantinopel", utgiven 1797. Översättningen föranledde hans inval i Vitterhets-, Historie- och Antikvitets Akademien. Del två innehåller även Bergstedts översättning av "Argonatiska Tåget, af Orpheus"

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        A Synopsis of the British Fuci.

      London: Sold by J. White and T. Longman, Printed by F. Bush, Yarmouth. 1802.. First and only edition, 2 vols., small 8vo, xlvi, 189, [1]; [3], 194-400pp., both title-pages with a presentations inscription from the author to the Rev. I. G. Spurgeon, text slightly browned, engraved armorial bookplates of the Rev. Spurgeon, marbled endpapers, cont. half red morocco, marbled boards, spines a little darkened but a very nice sets.This is Dawson Turner's first separately published work, most of Turner's books were issued in small numbers, some being distributed only to friends. In reality, this is a general history of the plants, comprising not only of full and accurate descriptions of each species, but what had been published to elucidate this obscure subject, with critical remarks on those former writers. Scarce.

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        A Collection of Designs for Rural Retreats, as Villas. Principally in the Gothic and Castle styles of Architecture

      London: printed by V. Griffiths, published by J. & T. Carpenter and others, [No date, plates dated 1802 but watermarked 1801-1808, text 1801]. Quarto. (13 x 10 5/8 inches). Aquatint additional title, 24 aquatint plates and plans, each printed in a single colour: black, dark brown, bistre or blue. Contemporary tree calf gilt, covers with border of single gilt roll, the flat spine divided into six compartments by horizontal fillets, black morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with decorative repeat tooling in gilt with pointillé work (joints rubbed). A beautifully illustrated work, mostly in the neo-Gothic style, from one of the great architectural draughtsmen of the late-18th century. This valuable work begins with an essay by Malton 'Reflections on the necessity and advantage of temporary retirement' - 'The wise, the virtuously independent, who prefer the pure and tranquil retirement of the country, to the foetid joys of the tumultuous city, are they who take the most likely means to enjoy that blessing of life, happiness' (p.ii). This is followed by an introduction in which he recommends the smaller house or 'villa' as against a single very large mansion. 'Many families have been either ruined, or greatly hurt by a madness for building magnificent houses, in town or country, which have too often proved the tombs of the most substantial riches, and have soon passed into the hands of strangers' (p.9).The final section gives explanations of the fine plates, beginning with a definition of the 'rural retreat' or villa: 'A Villa, may be defined, the country retreat of a nobleman or gentleman. Its character is elegance, and its situation should be retired. A Villa should not be of great extent ... It should be capable of accommodating a few chosen friends with ease and comfort; wherefore it should possess every requisite convenience for domestic felicity. Its contour should be uniform, and distinguished by unadorned beauty of form, or by just distribution of chaste ornament' (p.15). James Malton, was the son of Thomas Malton (1726-1801) and the younger brother of Thomas Malton Jr. (1748-1804). The whole family worked as architectural draughtsmen, but also specialised in different but related areas: Malton senior was noted for his work on the theory of perspective and pure geometry, Thomas Malton Jr. became well-known as a teacher (J.M.W. Turner wrote 'My real master was Tom Malton) and for his highly accurate drawings of London, whilst James was evidently keen to secure work as a practising architect: 'Mr. Malton would furnish an estimate of the cost that would be incurred in Building not only any design of this collection, but any other design of his he might make; and would enter into contract for the just execution thereof ' ('advertisement' page following the title) Abbey Life 35; Archer 196:1; Prideaux p.343; RIBA, III, 2015

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        Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire in the Years 1793 and 1794. Translated from the German. In two Volumes. With many coloured Vignettes, Plates and Maps. 2 Vols.

      London, A. Strahan, 1802-03. 4to. Bound in 2 fine later half calf in old style, raised bands, title-labels in leather with gilt lettering. 2 minor stains to spines. A small stamp to verso of title-page and verso of last leaf. XXIII,-(1) Errata, 552; XXX, (2) Errata,-523 pp. and 52 fine engravings (25 stipple-engravings, 27 stipple-engravings with aquatint), of these 47 are hand-coloured and many double - or triple- page and folded. 29 fine vignettes in stipple-engraving, mostly hand-coloured. 4 maps (one of the maps numbered as plate). Printed on good paper, wide-margined, a few margins with small brownspots, a few leaves with faint offsetting from plates. A fine clean copy.. First English edition, translated from the German edition of 1799-1801. The fine plates are copied from the German edition, and they were used again some eight years later in John Stockdale's "Costumes of the Russian Empire" from 1811.The famous work by Pallas, a member of the Russian Academy, is one of the two major scientific expeditions at this time in Russia, and Pallas here gives a detailed description of the Crimean flora and fauna, mineralogy, mountains, and salt lakes and the ancient cave towns. - Abbey No 222. - Tooley No 357."Between 1793 and 1794, Pallas led a second expedition to southern Russia, visiting the Crimea and the Black Sea. He was accompanied by his daughter (by his first wife who had died in 1782) and his new wife, an artist, servants and a military escort. In February 1793 they travelled to Saratov and then downriver to Volgograd. They spent the spring exploring the country to the east, and in August travelled along the banks of the Caspian Sea and into the Caucasus mountains. In September they travelled to the Crimea, wintering in Simferol. Pallas spent the spring of 1794 exploring to the southeast, and in July travelled up the valley of the Dnieper, arriving back in St Petersburg in September. Pallas gave his account of the journey in his P. S. Pallas Bemerkungen auf einer Reise in die Südlichen Statthalterschaften des Russischen Reichs (1799-1801). Catherine II gave him a large estate at Simferol, where Pallas lived until the death of his second wife in 1810. He was then granted permission to leave Russia by Emperor Alexander, and returned to Berlin, where he died in the following year. His grave is preserved in the Protestant Friedhof I der Jerusalems- und Neuen Kirchengemeinde (Cemetery No. I of the congregations of Jerusalem's Church and New Church) in Berlin-Kreuzberg, south of Hallesches Tor."

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        Svensk botanik. 11 vols.

      Stockholm and Uppsala 1802-43. 774 leaves + 774 handcoloured plates + 23 pp. index. Last volume with orig. wrappers. Later red half morocco, spines richly gilt in compartments, top edge gilt. Binding signed by G. Hedberg, Royal bookbinder in Stockholm. All plates nicely handcoloured and clean. Very rare with the 11th volume.. The author is also known as the "Swedish Sowerby". The complete work should contain 774 handcoloured copperplates accompanied by 774 leaves of text. The last parts of the final volume were never published and a fire in the printing house destroyed the stock of the last published parts, which are consequently very rare (see the back of the index). Johan Wilhelm Palmstruch (1770-1811), an army officer, who had learned drawing from Desprez, made 455 coloured drawings of plants (now in the Academy of Sciences) and planned this magnificent work using as models Oeder's Flora Danica and Sowerby's English Botany. He started in collaboration with the engraver Carl Wilh. Venus (1770-1851) and the botanist Conrad Quensel (1767-1806) with financial support from the Academy of Sciences, which was responsible for publishing the work. The text was written by the most distinguished botanists of the period, Quensel, Olof Schwartz, Elias Friis, Göran Wahlenberg and Peter Fredrik Wahlberg. After Palmstruch's death the drawings were made by Gustaf Johan Billberg, Chancellor of the Exchequer and botanist, by Swartz, Lars Levi Laestadius, A. J. Agrelius, and P. F. Wahlberg. The work was esteemed by contemporaries as an enterprise of national importance. Palmstruch's own illustrations, in the six first volumes, have been characterized as the best pictures of plants ever produced in Sweden, and make this one of the most beautiful of Swedish books. "1802 begann der vielseitige Joh. Wilh. Palmstruch...., ein grosses Abbildungswerk der schwedischen Flora, das zwar weder an Zahl noch im Format mit der benachbarten "Flora Danica" wetteifern kann, aber mit seinem zuverlässigen Text und der sorgfältigen Zeichnung der Figuren doch höchstbeachtlich ist" (Nissen p. 229). Nissen BBI 2223. Lindberg 55

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        Svensk Botanik. Vol. 1-10.

      Sth., C. Delén a. Others, 1802-1829. Lex8vo. 10 nice hcalf from ab. 1900 in old style, richly gilt backstop edge gilt.(G.Hedberg). Spines a little faded. Uncut. With 720 handcoloured engr.plates.. First edition of the first Swedish colour-plate book on flowers. Palmstruch had learned drawing from Desprez and planned his magnificent work using Flora Danica and Sowerby's English Botany as models. The work was esteemed by contemporaries as an enterprise of national importance. Palmstruch's own illustrations, in the six first volumes, have been characterized as the best pictures of plants ever produced in Sweden, and make this one of the most beautiful of Swedish books (Lindberg, Swedish Books). The last parts of the final volume (vol. 11) were never published and a fire in the printing house destroyed the stock of the last published parts, which are consequently very rare

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