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Icones et descriptiones Hydrangearum in Japonia hucusque detectarum, . . . [Leiden, 1840]. Folio (41.5×31.5 cm). With 16 numbered lithographed plates by Jos. Unger and Siegrist after Popp, Sebastian Minsinger, Jos. Unger and Victor Kaltdorff, depicting 12 hortensias and 1 Cardiandria. Quires and plates loose in original publisher's letterpress-printed grey paper wrappers.
Stafleu & Cowan 11951 (1 copy); WorldCat (8 copies); for Flora Japonica: BMC NH, p. 1923; Merril & Walker, p. 451; Stafleu & Cowan 11949. Rare offprint of an extensive description of Japanese plants from the family of Hydrangeaceae, a family of flowering plants in the order Cornales, describing 12 species of hortensias (Hydrangea), 1 Cardiandria, 1 hydrangea vine (Schizophragma) and 1 Platycrater. It was originally published in Siebold and Zuccarini's well-known Flora Japonica, and here published separately with its own title-page and wrappers with its own pagination and quire signatures. It contains the text from Flora Japonica instalments 11 to 13 and part of instalment 14 (published 1839-1840), together with two descriptions published in instalment 5 added at the end.Some plates foxed and a few browned, the text leaves with a few spots. Spine of wrapper tattered. Good, untrimmed copy.
      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
Last Found On: 2014-08-27           Check availability:      NVvA    

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