Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Rietsch (F.G.) - Abbildungen der wichtigsten deutschen Holzpflanzen...,
Abbildungen der wichtigsten deutschen Holzpflanzen...,
first edition , titles and text in German and Czech, with 2 additional preliminary leaves in German, 40 hand-coloured engraved botanical plates, text foxed, plates lightly browned, plate 29 stained, plate 28 lacking small spot of surface where once stuck to previous plate, contemporary half sheep, rubbed, spine worn, folio, Prague, Gottlieb Haase, - 1826.
⁂ Extremely rare work on trees and shrubs , issued monthly from the end of February 1825, each issue with two plates and accompanying text. Only two copies have appeared at auction in the last thirty five years: the de Belder copy in 1987 with 38 plates, and this copy in 2003. Quaritch apparently sold a copy in 1983 with 48 plates.
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