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Bischoff, Gottlieb Wilhelm
Handbuch der botanischen Terminologie und Systemkunde.
Nürnberg, Johann Leonhard Schrag, [1830] 1833-1844, 3 volumes: - 1. Die Einleitung, die allgemeinen und die besonderen für die phanerogamischen Pflanzen gebräuchlichen Kunstausdrücke enthaltend, 1933, pp. xvi, 1-581, 45 (text plates), (2, err.), plate 1-47; - 2. Die für die kryptogamischen Pflanzen gebräuchlichen Kunstausdrücke enthaltend, 1842, pp. x, 583-1047, (1, err.), 45-90 (text plates), plate 48-77; - 3. Die Systemkunde und das Register enthaltend, 1844, pp. vi, ii*, 1049-1609, (err.), tables; 4to (220- 263 mm), morocco-backed marbled boards with finely gilt-decorated, ruled and lettered spines with raised bands (lower marbled boards of volume 1 with small defects). Slight foxing in places. Fine and attractively bound set.
€ 950
"His Handbuch … is still of value as a general survey of the plant kingdom, for orientation on the development of botanical terminology, and for its discussion of numerous synonyms and the history of plant classification. Several of the nearly 4,000 figures that Bischoff himself drew for the book are still used in textbooks" (DSB). The original title-page, dated 1830 is usually absent and replaced by the title-page for volume 1, dated 1833. The 77 plates have 3911 delicately engraved figures.
provenance: Bibliotheca pharmacia J.M.H. van de Sande (book-plates).
* Pritzel 798; Nissen BBI 165; DSB II p.160; Stafleu & Cowan 532.