Item #2743 Cyperaceae et Gramineae Siculae. Auctore D. Carolo Bořiwogo Presl. Karel Bořivoj Presl, Carl Borivoj.
Scarce Botanical Work of Sicilian Flora

Cyperaceae et Gramineae Siculae. Auctore D. Carolo Bořiwogo Presl.

Pragae: Apud D. Hartmann, 1820. First edition. In contemporary hard paper, panels covered with green paste paper. Light foxing occasionally. In fine condition.

Scarce first edition of Presl’s flora of Sicily.

Karel Bořivoj Presl (1794–1852) was the most important 19th-century Czech botanist. In 1817 he went on a study trip to Sicily and collected plants from various parts of the island, for his dissertation in medicine, which he absolved in 1818 with the work Gramineae Siculae. The present volume is the expanded version of his virtually unobtainable dissertation.

Scarce, WorldCat locates only 4 copies in institutional holdings.

Price: €1,050.00

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