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Botany Morison, Robert (Plantarum historiae universalis Oxoniensis seu Herbarum distributio nova per tabulas cognationis & affinitatis ex libro naturae observata & detecta). 1 engraved frontispiece with portrait of Robert Morison, 292 butcher's plates (280 of them printed recto and verso). (Oxford and London, Theatrum Sheldonianum and Paulum & Isaacum Vaillant, 1715). Fol. Beautiful HLdr. on 6 frets with gilt RTitel in green shield, floral gilding on spine and floral paper cover (minimally rubbed and bumped, slightly spotted). Nissen 1413 (mentioned 312 plates). - Pritzel 6464 - Graesse IV-609 (ed. 1680-99, mentioned 126 and 166 plates). - Brunet III-1908 - Only plates. 2nd edition. - In 1672 Morison wrote the first taxonomic monograph in the world, a detailed presentation of all plants of the family Umbrelliferae. Morison follows the same method in Plantarum Historiae and provides detailed descriptions of plants, supplemented by high-quality illustrations. At the time of his death, however, his Opus Magnum, planned in three parts, remained unfinished. The third part was published in 1699 by J. Bobart and in 1715 both parts appeared again with the addition of Morison's work on the Umbrellae instead of the never published first part (which should have dealt with the trees). - Full-page engravings mostly with the coats of arms of English celebrities, who were often members of the medical and pharmaceutical societies in 17th century London. - Partly strongly browned, several leaves with water margin. Botany. - Only plates collection bound in a volume. - 1 engraved frontispiece with portrait of Robert Morison, 292 copper plates (280 of which printed recto & verso). - Second edition. - In 1672 Morison had written the world's first taxonomic monograph, a detailed account of the Umbrelliferae. Morison follows the same method in Plantarum Historiae and provides detailed plant descriptions and high quality illustrat

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