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On German mushrooms, mosses, cereals and grasses, with 111 hand-coloured engraved plates

LÖBE, William.
Die Getreidearten und Hülsenfrüchte. Aus Deutschlands Landwirthschaftlicher Flora.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Baensch, 1863. With 28 hand-coloured engraved plates and 2 engraved plates.
(2) LÖBE, William. Die Gräser der Wiese und des Waldes. Aus der Landwirthschaftlichen Flora.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Baensch, 1863. With 19 (of 21) hand-coloured engraved plates.
(3) EBBINGHAUS, Julius. Die Pilze und Schwämme Deutschlands. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Anwendbarkeit als Nahrungs- und Heilmittel, so wie auf die Nachtheile derselben.Leipzig, Wilhelm Baensch, 1863. With 32 hand-coloured engraved plates.
(4) REDSLOB, Julius. Die Moose und Flechten Deutschlands. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung auf Nutzen und Nachtheile dieser Gewächse.Leipzig, Wilhelm Baensch, 1863. With 32 hand-coloured engraved plates. 4 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary half calf. [8], 54; VI, 72; [6], VIII, 64; [4], 96 pp.
€ 2,000
Four botanical and mycological works, all published in Leipzig by Wilhelm Baensch in 1863, bound together, all with hand-coloured engraved plates.
Ad 1: First edition of a work on cereals and legumes by William Löbe. The hand-coloured plates show two or more types of grains and wheat, accompanied by a description on the text-leaves. Also included is a list with both the Latin and German names of the plants.
Ad 2: Rare first edition of a work on grasses growing in German meadows and forests, also by William Löbe. Each plate depicts several species of grass.
Ad 3: First edition of a survey of edible and poisonous mushrooms in Germany by Julius Ebbinghaus. The 32 plates depict different mushrooms together with on the text-leaves brief descriptions of their appearances, and mentioning whether they are poisonous or not.
Ad 4: First edition of a work on German mosses and lichen by Julius Redslob, with 32 hand-coloured plates.
With the bookplate of Theodor Wolf on paste-down. Ad 2 lacking two plates (XX-XXI "Systematische Uebersicht der Gattungen"). Occasionally some minor foxing or some small spots. Some pages bound in the wrong sequence. Binding rubbed. Overall in good condition. Ad 1/2: cf. Pritzel 5562 (third edition); ad 3: Nissen, BBI 577, Volbracht 529; ad 4: BMC NH, p. 1661; Stafleu & Cowan 8753.
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