Paris, Michael Anton David, 1743. 8vo (20.0 x 12.7 cm). xxxiv, 413, [56, 2] pp.; two folded engraved plates, one folded table. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Rich gilt compartments with floral vignettes and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled flyleaves. All edges red.
Describes 1,021 genera and contains the important index and Fragmenta methodi naturalis, which was not published in the first edition. In this Paris edition, French plant names have been added without Linnaeus' being consulted (see Stafleu and Cowan). Old owner's inscription 'Bouillet', on the title page, the two plates irregularly age-toned, otherwise a very good copy in an attractive contemporary binding. Soulsby, 299; Stafleu and Cowan, 4725.