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Fasciculus plantarum cum novis generibus, et speciebus.Lisbon, Typographia Regia, 1771. 4to. With woodcut Portuguese royal coat of arms on title-page, 4 folding engraved plates, a woodcut tailpiece and 1 woodcut decorated initial. Paste-paper over flexible boards.
Arnold Arboretum, p. 715; BMC NH, p. 2192 (wanting); Pritzel 9680; Stafleu & Cowan 15869. First edition of descriptions of various botanical species by Domingos Vandelli (1735-1816). The artistic and accurately drawn engravings depict a Pombalia ipecacuanha, a Draco Yucciformis (a dragon tree), a Balsamona pinto (Colombian waxweed) and an enlarged part of an Alga.Vandelli was born and educated in Italy and moved to Portugal ca. 1764, where he founded the Ajuda botanical garden in Lisbon in 1768, before becoming professor of natural history at the University of Coimbra, where he founded the Coimbra botanical garden.Tattered spine, title-page and endpapers foxed, plates and text in very good condition.
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