A fine monograph on pepper plants

Miquel, F. A. W.

Illustrationes piperacearum. Cum tabulis XCII.

Published 1846
Item ID 74535
€200.00

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Breslau and Bonn, Kaiserliche Leopoldinisch-Carolinische Akademie der Naturforscher, 1846. 4to (29.7 x 22.4 cm). Two titles (German and Latin), 87 pp.; 92 lithographed plates (several larger, folded). Near contemporary dark blue pebbled half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.

A major contribution to the knowledge of the peppers by the Dutch botanist of German descent, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel (1811-1871). Extremely well-illustrated. Includes the descriptions of new species. Published as supplement to the academy's Verhandlungen, or Novorum Actorum. Plates 62 and 63 bound in reverse order. Stamp on Latin title. Some scattered, light foxing, apparently less than usual, and in all a very good copy. Pritzel, 6266. Not in Nissen BBI.

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