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    Illustrated with 1,200 Hand-Colored Engraved Botanical Plates

    [Flora Danica]. Georg Christian von Oeder, editor. Icones plantarum sponte nascentium in regnis Daniae et Norvegiae, in ducatibus Slesvici et Holsatiae, et in comitatibus Oldenburgi et Delmenhorstiae, ad illustrandum opus de iisdem Plantis, Regio jussu exarandum, Florae Danicae nomine inscriptum; - Editae ab ejus operis auctore, Georgio Christiano Oeder. Copenhagen: Nicolas Möller [and others], [1761-] 1763-1797.

    Volumes I-VII (Volume VII has Fascicule 20 only, and lacks the title and Fascicule 21) bound in eight folio volumes. (15 x 9 3/16 inches; 380 x 230 mm.). Illustrated with 1,200 hand-colored engraved botanical plates on fine Honig paper. The coloring was accomplished at the time of publication.

    Modern half green morocco over green cloth boards, spines lettered and ruled in gilt. Edges sprinkled. Pale yellow endpapers. Title and last plate in each volume backed. Ex-library copy, with unobtrusive library blind-stamp on plates. Engraved bookplates for the City of Liverpool Public Libraries on the pastedown endpapers. Ink stamps for the same library on the verso of the title pages. Altogether, a very clean, handsome set of this important botanical work in excellent condition.

    A large and beautifully colored group of plates from one of the greatest of all European Flora publications. The Flora Danica was published over a 125 year period and includes the plants of Norway, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, much of Northern Germany and some Swedish flora, besides Denmark itself, and includes flowers, grasses and fungi.

    Dunthorne, 218. Great Flower Books (1990), p. 69. Hunt, 594. Nissen, BBI, 2249.


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