Flora der Schweiz - Fortgesetzt und herausgegeben von Oswald Heer

By: Hegetschweiler, Johann

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Book Condition: Good


lithographs; xxviii, 1008, [3] pages; Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards with vellum spine, handwritten title in ink on spine. Binding worn and rubbed, with losses to the marbled paper covering the front board along the upper half of the gutter. The inner hinge is breaking between the upper cover and the text block (still holding on the exposed cords). Light scattered foxing throughout. OCLC: 252334084 While this copy does have the full series of eight plates at the end, there are missing leaves of text. This copy lacks four leaves (pp. ix-xvi) of the preface/Vorwort. Also lacking is the 13 leaves - "Anleitung zum Gebrauche der analytischen Tabellen" by Oswald Heer (pp. (1010) - 1035. After page 1008 (the conclusion to "Verzeichniss der Gattungen") there are present 3 pages of errata/Verbesserungen -- followed by the series of 8 lithographed plates. [These 17 missing text leaves are available via internet from Google]. A working copy, in a contemporary binding which still looks attractive on the shelf. A botanical classic. Johann Hegetschweiler founded the Zürich botanical garden in 1838. Hirsch (III, 119) refers to him as "einer der beschaeftigsten und beliebtesten Aerzte Zürichs." The work was completed by Oswald Heer after Hegetschweiler's death. Pritzel 3907; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.

Title: Flora der Schweiz - Fortgesetzt und herausgegeben von Oswald Heer

Author Name: Hegetschweiler, Johann

Categories: 16th and 17th Century, German Language and Literature, Illustrated Books, Gardening and Botany,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Zürich, Fr. Schulthess: 1840

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Size: Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall

Seller ID: 39127

Keywords: Botanicals