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Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph, Freiherr von, 1727-1817.
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N. J. J. Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia in qua ad Linnæanum systema determinatae descriptaeque sistuntur plantae illae, quas in insulis Martinica ... aliisque, et in vicinae continentis parte, observavit rariores, etc. MS. notes.
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Soulsby no. 646b

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Place of publication:
Vienna
Publishing year:
1780?
Edition:
Another edition.
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(folio)
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Language(s):
Latin

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The plates and the titlepage are drawn and coloured by hand. There is also a printed half titlepage.
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001840508
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Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph, Freiherr von, 1727-1817
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Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia : in qua ad Linnaeanum systema determinatae descriptaeque sistuntur plantae illae, quas in insulis Martinica, Jamaica, Domingo aliisque et in vicinae continentis parte, observavit rariores; adjectis iconibus ad autoris archetypa pictis / Nicolai Josephi Jacquin.
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Selectarum Stirpium americanarum historia
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 646b

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Publisher:
s.n
Place of publication:
[Vindobonae?
Publishing year:
ca. 1780]
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Physical description:
139 [i.e. 136] p., 264 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 48 cm.
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Language(s):
Latin

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The plates and title page are hand-painted. Less than 20 copies were issued.
Copies on a smaller scale of the plates to this work appeared in "Dreyhundert auserlesene Amerikanische Gewächse" &c. and its continuation "Auswahl schöner und seltener Gewächse".
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Subject:
Botany West Indies
Botany Central America
Botany Pictorial works
Slavery West Africa
Indigenous peoples West Indies
Indigenous peoples Central America
Indigenous peoples North America
Indigenous peoples Africa
Slavery Plantations Crops West Indies
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Dreyhundert auserlesene Amerikanische Gewächse
Auswahl schöner und seltener Gewächse
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9918808502081
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By permission of the Trustees of The Natural History Museum (London).
Printed bibliographic notes glued to front flypaper.
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Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph, Freiherr von, 1727-1817.
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Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia, in qua ad Linnaeanum systema determinatae descriptaeque sistuntur plantae illae, quas in insulis Martinica, Jamaica, Domingo aliisque et in vicinae continentis parte, observavit rariores; adjectis iconibus ad autoris archetypa pictis.
Varying title form:
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 646b.

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Publisher:
Place of publication:
[Vindobonae
Publishing year:
ca. 1780]
Edition:
Physical description:
136 p. 264 col. plates. 48 cm.
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Language(s):
Latin

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Provenance:
Beaufoy, Henry B. P. Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919
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Subject:
Plants West Indies Pictorial works.
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ocm17485162
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Author:
Jacquin, Nicolaus (Nicolaas) Joseph von (1727-1817)
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Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia : in qua ad Linnaeanum systema determinatae descriptaeque sistuntur plantae illae, quas in insulis Martinica, Jamaica, Domingo aliisque et in vicinae continentis parte, observavit rariores; adjectis iconibus ad autoris archetypa pictis / Nicolai Josephi Jacquin.
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Plants of the Americas
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 646b & 646bb

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Publisher:
The Folio Society
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
2016
Edition:
Facsim. ed.
Physical description:
2v. : chiefly col. plates ; 47cm + 3 loose pls. (in box, 50cm x 35cm).
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Language(s):
Latin, English

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Spine title: Plants of the Americas

Facsimile edition of the original published: Vindobonae : The Author, 1780-81, in 3 vols, of which only the two volumes of colour plates are reproduced. This edition produced as 750 numbered copies and 20 lettered copies, of which Kew Library holds Copy F & Copy G. Facsimile produced from the Kew set, which was formerly in the Library at Chillingham Castle, Northumberland. Purchased by the Bentham-Moxon Trustees probably at the contents sale in 1934
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Vol.1. Facsimile volume. -- Vol.2. Commentary volume "Plants of the Americas : commentary volume" by Christopher Mills ; foreword by Richard Deverell. (vii, 42p. : col. ill. ; 31cm.)
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Subject:
West Indies
Floras
Botanical illustration
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(Librarian)
Mills, Christopher
Deverell, Richard George
(1965- )
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Folio Society (London, England)
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Author:
Jacquin, Nicolaus (Nicolaas) Joseph von (1727-1817)
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Title:
Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia : in qua ad Linnaeanum systema determinatae descriptaeque sistuntur plantae illae, quas in insulis Martinica, Jamaica, Domingo aliisque et in vicinae continentis parte, observavit rariores; adjectis iconibus ad autoris archetypa pictis / Nicolai Josephi Jacquin.
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 646b,Soulsby no. 646bb

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Publisher:
The Author
Place of publication:
Vindobonae
Publishing year:
1780-1781
Edition:
Physical description:
3v. (136, [4] p, 264 leaves of col. plates) : ill. ; 48 cm.
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Language(s):
Latin

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Fewer than 25 copies produced
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Subject:
West Indies
Floras
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ocm17485162
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Kew set formerly in the Library at Chillingham Castle, Northumberland. Purchased by the Bentham-Moxon Trustees probably at the contents sale in 1934. Not to be taken out of the library, except for photography.
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Jacquin, Nicolaus Joseph (1727-1817).
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Nicolai Josephi JacquinSelectarum stirpium Americanarum historia in qua ad Linnaeanum systema determinatae descriptaeque sistuntur plantae illae, quas in insulis Martinica, Jamaica, Domingo, aliisque, et in vicinae continentis parte, observavit rariores; adjectis iconibus ad autoris archetypa pictis.
Varying title form:
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 646b

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Publisher:
s.n
Place of publication:
Vienna
Publishing year:
1780-1781
Edition:
Physical description:
3 v. (Pp. [ii], 137, [5]; 264 leaves of col. plates) : hand-coloured pictorial title only ; 47.5 cm.
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Language(s):
Latin

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Jacquin travelled in tropical America (Caribbean and the Venezuelan coast) in the years 1755-1759. The drawings for this work were made by him in the field. In 1763 he published the original version of the Selectarum stirpium, with plates based on his drawngs engraved by Joseph Wagner. For the most part the revised plates in this edition show either the same image, sometimes with details arranged differently on the page; in some instances the 1763 plates show only a part of the image issued in 1780-81 (e.g. branches with fewer leaves). It seems not to be known which version resembles the original drawings more closely. - In 1967 a facsimile edition was announced but did not appear.
According to Sir Joseph Banks only 12 copies of this edition (described by Pritzel as "opus rarissimum") were executed; according to Pritzel, hardly more than 18; according to the Natural History Museum catalogue, "less than 20". Before the Second World war W. T. Stearn and F. Cardew traced the presence of 12 copies in libraries: 2 in the British Museum,and 1 each in the Natural History Museum, Lindley Library, Kew, Berlin, Dresden, Göttingen, Vienna, the Arnold Arboretum, the New York City Botanic Garden, and the Library of Congress in Washington. - Marñan (2013) lists thirty copies currently extant.
The main text is printed in double columns, with a tripartite division line between them, but with every new Linnaean class, the division line is interrupted and the name of the class is spread across the page.
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Text in Latin.
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Subject:
Flora
Classification system: Linnaeus.
18th century.
West Indies.
Additional author(s):
Holy Roman Emperor
Francis I,
(1708-1765)
Cory, Reginald Radcliffe
(1871-1934)
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Rare Books Room shelf 158
Reginald Cory bequest, 1936.
All volumes bound in full red sheep with gilt triple fillets on boards. Spines with six raised bands bearing gilt decorations; compartments bearing gilt floral decorations. Double lettering-pieces in black and green morocco, with gilt decorative borders and titles: JACQUIN / PLANTARUM / AMERICANAR / ICONES // DESC. [for the text volume; on the two volumes with plates, the green lettering-pieces read PARS / I / PL. 1-142 and PARS / II / PL / 143-264]. Gilt single fillets on board edges, and gilt decorations on turn-ins. Gilt edges. Endpapers marbled in red, blue and green curl pattern.
Condition noted; 20060111. Corners bumped, raised bands scraped at edges. Rear board of vol. II scraped and gouged. Title-page grubby esp. at lower corner. Crease, which has affected the printing, on H2. Light pigment smear on plate 115. Grubby marks on plates 180, 220. Tear at fold in plate 209.
Condition noted; 2014. All vols. good. Base of spine lifting on vol. 3.
BE, 8.3.2006, 21.4.2011
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