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Unterhaltungen aus der naturgeschichte: des pflanzenreichs.
Augsburg, in der Martin Engelbrechtschen Kunsthandlung, 1810-1821. 10 volumes. 8vo (167 x 105mm). With 10 engraved titles and 608 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, uniformly gilt decorated spines with red gilt lettered label (one hinge with small tear). First edition. An attractive uniformly bound set of the complete botanical section of the 'Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte' which was published in 25 volumes. A fine example of the enlightened encyclopaedic science of the period, with an emphasis on education. Gottlied Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1822) was a Bavarian clergyman and naturalist in Augsburg. The work was issued with plain and coloured plates. The fine engraved plates are by Paul Martin Wilhelm, brother of the author, and others. Volume I-II deals with: Allgemeine Einleitung; III Mehlgebende Pflanzen, Küchengewächse und Obst; IV Küchen Gewächse und Obst; V Obst, Gewürze, Oele und Zucker; VI Gräser und Futterkräuter, Pflanzen deren Früchte und Säfte zu Getränken...; VII Wahre Holzpflanzen, strauchartige Holzarten, fremde oder ausländische Holzarten; VIII and IX Arzneypflanzen; X Zierpflanzen und ihre Behandlung. Nissen BBI, 2152; Stafleu and Cowan 17.638.
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.]
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