Tournefort, Joseph Pitton de|
Institutiones rei herbariae. Editio tertia, appendicibus aucta ab Antonio de Jussieu …
Parisiis [Paris], e Typograp[h]ia regia, 1719, 3. edition, 3 volumes (1 text-volume and 2 plate-volumes), pp. [vi*], xxxii, [xvi], 695, Corollarium: [vii], 58, engraved title-vignette and 2 engraved vignettes and initial in text; engraved frontispiece, plate 1-244; engraved frontispiece, plate 245-489; 4to (180 x 243 mm), marbled edges, full calf, gilt-ruled spines with raised bands and gilt-lettered labels in red and greenish blue (top of 2 spines a bit chipped and some joints split or weak). A very well preserved set.
€ 2.400The Institutiones (1700) was in the main a translation of the Éléments de botanique into Latin; and the Corollarium Institutionum Rei herbariae (1703) was a supplement written on his return from his travels in the Near East, describing 1350 genera which he had found there. The edition of 1719 is a reprint of these two works, ‘Lugduni juxta Exemplar parisiis’, but made substantive by the addition of an appendix by Antoine de Jussieu. This device helped to provide a continuity between the systems of Tournefort and the de Jussieu family (Hunt). The 489 fine copper-engraved plates, all by Claude Aubriet, gehören in ihrem klaren und doch so eleganten Aufbau zu dem Erstaunlichsten, was die vorlinnéische Botanikmalerei aufzuweisen hat, … (Nissen BBI p. 98).
* Pritzel 9427; Pritzel 9428; Jackson p. 30*; Blunt pp. 113-116; Nissen BBI 1977; Hunt 450; Stafleu & Cowan 14.783.