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Nikolaus von Jacquin . Selectarium Stirpium Americanarum Historia. Plants of the Americas. The enduring appeal of Plants of the Americas unquestionably lies in the 264 exquisitely beautiful and scientifically accurate plant portraits, as well as the exuberant title pages, produced by the Bauer brothers and their team. This facsimile of the copy of Plants of the Americas held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – the first ever facsimile of any copy of this rare publication – reproduces the hand-painted originals with stunning fidelity. The plates constitute a powerful artistic and intellectual legacy, while the accompanying commentary provides an understanding of the significance of Jacquin’s text which was printed in a separate volume and has never been translated from the original Latin. Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies. Plates Volume: 272 pages including 264 full-page colour plates and two tipped-in fold-outs Printed on Veltique paper. Quarter-bound in goatskin with cloth sides blocked in gold, silver and black with a design by Neil Gower. Gilded top edge. 18½̋ x 13̋ Commentary Volume: 56 pages, including 10 full-page illustrations. Typeset in Miller and printed on Veltique paper. Bound in cloth blocked in black and gold with a design by Neil Gower. 8½̋ x 11¾̋ Solander Presentation Box: Bound in Balmoral cloth. Blocked in gold on front and spine. Due to size and weight this is for collection only or UK postage
Author Nikolaus von Jacquin

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