Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement]. Ferdinand Bernhard Vietz.
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].
A Profusely Illustrated 19th Pharmaceutical Encyclopedia

Icones plantarum Medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus ususque descriptione. Volumen I [III–X; Supplement].

Vienna [Wien]: Eder & Schrämbl, 1800–1822. With more than 1000 hand-colored engraved plates of illustration and 10 engraved frontispieces of which the first two are also hand-colored. First edition. Ten volumes (of eleven, wanting vol. 2.). In uniform, 19th century half leather binding. Each volume is in fine condition. Slight defects affecting: vol. 1.: rear endpaper damaged; vol. 3.: sporadic brown spots; vol. 5.: spine slightly worn, the covering paper of the boards are artistically restored; vol. 8.: A tear artistically restored on E1, with no effect on the text; vol. 9.: corners bumped, the covering paper of the rear board damaged at the outer edge, small damages to the fore-edges of the boards; vol. 10.: water stains on the front panel. All plates which are listed in the contents of each volume are presented; the content of vol. 3. indicates plates from earlier volumes, they are presented only in the preceding tomes; our copy of vol. 4. contains an extra plate of 313b “Aster chinesis, Sinesische Sternblume, mit gefüllter Blume” (a variant of 313a), and an extra plate of 339 “Boletus versicolor”; vol. 10., also contains an extra plate “zu. Tab. 854” (otherwise untitled).

A fine uniformly-bound copy of this profusely illustrated Austrian botanical work.

Considered as one of the last works of the golden age of Austrian botany, created in the tradition of Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin and Joseph Plenck.

This monumental ten-volume work of pharmaceutical encyclopedia, with more than one thousand hand-colored engraved plates, was designed and initially published by Ferdinand Bernhard Vietz (1772–1815) a Viennese physician, with artistic talent and a keen interest in botany. Due to his early death, Vietz could only finish the first three volumes of the series, the remaining work was realized by Joseph Lorenz Kerndl. Kerndl followed Vietz’s ideas and used Ignaz Albrecht’s illustrations, which were already selected by Vietz.

The encyclopedia follows an alphabetic order and provides a description of each plant’s practical and medical use. The first two volumes are in German and Latin, the further ones are only in German.

Exceedingly rare work, the names of the narrow circle of about 150 subscribers are listed in the first volume. “Today, the work appears to be of extreme rarity, not being held in any other of the United Kingdom's national or public library collections. Only three copies have been found in North American libraries, of which two are certainly fragile and in need of conservation. One copy is in the Austrian National Library.” (Sitwell, 1990).

Ref.: Nissen, BBI 2062; Sitwell, Great flower books p. 147; Stafleu/Cowan 16.153; Pritzel 9764

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Price: €22,000.00

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