Lovely copy of Linnaeus's Genera plantarum, with 2 plates and a table

Lovely copy of Linnaeus's Genera plantarum, with 2 plates and a table

Carolus LinnaeusGenera Plantarum Eorumque Characteres naturales, secundium Numerum Figuram, Situm, & Proportionem omnium Fructificationis partium. [...] Editio secunda [= tertia], nominibus Plantarum Gallicis locupletata.

 

Paris, Michel Anton David, 1743. 8vo (19,9 x 12,5 cm). XXXII, [2], 413, [59] pp. With 2 folding engraved plates and 1 folding letterpress table.

 

Contemporary speckled calf, gold-tooled spine, red sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers. Name on title-page ("Chalette"), the occasional foxspot, corners bumped, top of spine damaged, otherwise in very good condition.

 

An attractive copy of the third edition of Linnaeus's groundbreaking work on botanical taxonomy.

 

First published in 1737 and dedicated to Herman Boerhaave, Genera Pl