JACQUIN, Nikolaus Joseph, Freiherr von.
Nicolai Josephi selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia
in qua ad Linnaeanum systema determinatae descriptaeque sistuntur plantae illae quas in insulis Martinica, Iamaica, Domingo, aliisque et in vicinae continentis parte, obseravivit rariores; adjectis iconibus ad autoris archetypa pictis.
Second edition; large folio (46.8 x 32.7 cm); manuscript title page, 264 watercolours numbered in pencil (of which 2 folding) by Ferdinand and Franz Bauer, very occasional light marks, light crease to corner of plate 85, slight foxing at head of plate 101, short closed tear to fold of both folding plates (not affecting images), contemporary diced russia by C. Kalthoeber (binder's orange ticket to front free endpaper), richly gilt, gilt lettering to spine, gilt and marbled edges, marbled endpapers, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, slight wear to upper board and extremities, repairs to corners; an excellent copy; , 136, [4, list of plates].
Nissen 980; Pritzel (2nd ed.) 4363; Sitwell & Blunt, p105; Soulsby 646b; See Christopher Mills, Plants of the Americas: the second edition of Nikolaus von Jacquin's Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia; commentary (London, Folio Society, 2016).