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Filippo Arena
1767/68 VELLUM BOTANY La Natura, e Coltura de' Fiori 2Vol RARE PLANTS Darwin
1767. YeOldBookWorms Ltd *Antiquarian & Collectable Book Dealers * Please See Other Auctions * For Your Consideration.. La Natura, e Coltura de' Fiori, fisicamente esposta in due Trattati. Con nuove ragioni, osservazioni, esperienze. A vantaggio de' Floristi, de' Fisici, de' Botanici, ed Agricoltori. Filippo Arena Two Volumes 1767-68 FIRST EDITIONS Contemporary Vellum Bindings, five raised bands, title and volumes labels to spine, red edges, Wonderful Etched Device to the title of volume 1. Engraved Initials, Headings and Tailpieces throughout the two volumes. EXTREMELY SCARCE BOTANICAL WORKS WITHOUT THE ATLAS VOLUME First very rare edition of this extraordinary work, of great interest and importance for the history of botany and in particular of plant biology, in which concepts are sometimes anticipated that will be better clarified by Darwin and Mendel in the following century. The first vol. it deals mainly with the reproduction of plants and pollination by insects (a discovery that botanical texts generally attribute to Kölreuter, the work of Arena having been neglected for a long time); the second vol. it deals more specifically with flowers, gardening, soil and cultivation, with the "secret to bring double, semi-double flowers, beautiful colors, and new shapes and new flowers or fruit monsters from seeds". sowing, of the plantation; particularly interesting are the chapters concerning the variety of citrus fruits and finally, in the fourth part, the "First and second catalog of all kinds of noble flowers" is displayed The scientific value of the research activity of F … [Click Below for Full Description]
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