Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Reitter (Johann Daniel von) - Abbildung der Hundert Deutschen Wilden Holz-Arten,
Reitter (Johann Daniel von)
Abbildung der Hundert Deutschen Wilden Holz-Arten,
nach dem Numern-Verzeichnis im Forst-Handbuch von F.A.L. von Burgsdorf, 4 parts in 1, first edition, 100 finely hand-coloured engraved plates by Gottlieb Friedrich Abel, some heightened with gum arabic, each part with list of subscribers, title spotted and soiled with slight water-staining to lower edge, plates with some light soiling and staining, mostly marginal, first few plates with German names in ink on verso, modern half calf preserving old gilt spine, [Great Flower Books p.132; Nissen BBI 1617], 4to, Stuttgart, 1790.
⁂ Treatise on forest trees and shrubs with superb plates by Abel, whose skillful use of shadow provides a three-dimensional effect to the specimens depicted.
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