Nikolaus Joseph Franz von Jacquin | Eclogae plantarum rariorum [graminum rariorum], Vienna, 1811-44, 2 vols, red morocco gilt
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Nikolaus Joseph Franz von Jacquin
Eclogae plantarum rariorum aut minus cognitarum, quas ad vivum descripsit et iconibus illustravit [bound with: Eclogae graminum rariorum aut minus cognitorum. Vienna: Anton Strauss for the author [vol.2: widow of Anton Strauss and Sommer], 1811-1844
2 volumes, large folio (518 x 357mm.), Eclogae Plantarum: 169 hand-coloured plates (plate 157 never published), Eclogae Graminum: 40 hand-coloured plates, contemporary red morocco gilt with the monogram of Duke Albrecht of Saxony-Teschen on volume 1 and Archduke Charles Louis on volume 2, large gilt meander borders, green morocco labels, spines gilt, edges gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, some light spotting and transfer from plates onto facing leaves
This richly decorated series, containing both Jacquin' Eclogae Plantarum bound with his Eclogae Graminum, displays splendid hand-coloured illustrations of varied plants, flowers and fruits, alongside descriptions by this renowned Austrian scientist.
Nissen BBI 968-969
From the library of two Archdukes of Austria: Archduke Charles (1771–1847), and his son Archduke Albrecht (1817–1895). Archduke Charles was the third son of Emperor Leopold II and found fame as a successful commander during the French Revolutionary wars. His son, Archduke Albrecht, was an Austrian Habsburg adviser to Emperor Francis Joseph I. He believed in strictly conservative values in his role as Inspector Genral of the Austro-Hungarian army.
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