Wien, kaiserlich-königlichen geologischen Reichsanstalt, 1851-(1855). Folio (34.5 x 25.0 cm). 277 pp. [36; 118; 74; 49] pp.; one coloured map, 77 fine tinted lithographed plates. [5; 31; 29 (including two large, folded); 12]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges.
A rare series of monographs of the Tertiary floras of Austria, the first three by the eminent Austrian botanist Constantin Freiherrn von Ettingshausen (1826-1897), professor of botany at the university of Graz. The fourth is by the German palaeobotanist Karl (or Carl) Justus Andrae, or Andrä (1817-1885). These works include numerous new species, finely illustrated after usually well-preserved specimens. Published in the rare, early volumes of Anstalt's Abhandlungen. Library stamps on title and plate versos; a few shining through a little; water stain on the lower bottom part of the map and scattered, mostly light, foxing throughout. Cat. BM(NH) 2, p. 545. Neither in Nissen, BBI nor in Stafleu and Cowan.