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    First Editions of Peter Lauremberg's Illustrated Botanicals, Horticultura and Apparatus Plantarius

    Petri Laurembergii [Peter Lauremberg]. Horticultura, Libris II. Comprehensa; Huic Nostro Coelo... Frankfurt: Matthaei Meriani, [1631]. First edition. Small quarto. 196 pages. With twenty-three engraved plates at rear and several engraved plates within text (twenty-three plates normally found in the following title). [Bound with:] Apparatus Plantarius. Primus Tributus in duos libros... Frankfurt: Matthae Meriani, [1632]. First edition. Small quarto. 168 pages. With numerous engraved images of plants within the text. Two works bound in one volume. Contemporary full limp vellum with yapp fore-edge, ink title to spine. Binding rubbed and soiled, boards bowed outward. Ownership signature ("Alex. Boswel/Amstelodami 1729") on front free endpaper; text toned, foxed and offset. Publication date handwritten on first title-page. Text illustration on page 104 of second volume covered with affixed facsimile later illustration of a different plant (original illustration partly visible through facsimile). Overall, a very good copy of this important and handsome botanical work, often found bound together.
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