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Historia muscorum: A General History of Land and Water [.] Mosses and Corals, containing all the known species, exhibited by about 1000 figures, on 85 large Royal 4to Cooper Plates, collected, drawn and engraved in the best manner from the originals [.].
London, J. Millan, 1768. - Large 4to. (2), 13, (1), 10 pp. With 85 engr. plates. Contemp. calf with giltstamped label to richly gilt spine. Leading edges gilt. Second edition of this principal work, first published in 1741. Dillenius is considered the founder of scientific investigation of cryptogams, especially mosses (cf. Hirsch/H. II, 271). "The beginning of bryology. The exact descriptions of the species, as well as the excellent illustrations, drawn and engraved by himself, made his 'historia muscorum' a standard work, not superseded for many years" (cf. NDB III, 718). - Binding slightly rubbed and bumped; small defect to spine. A good, wide-margined copy; the engravings printed in good impressions. With signature and heraldic bookplate of Otto Leiner. Nissen BBI 491. Stafleu/C. 1472. Henrey 641. DNB V, 984 ("his greatest work"). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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