Plate Books / Natural History

Price: EUR 200,00

[Colour plates of flowers] [Palmstruch, Johan, Wilhelm / Wahlenberg, Göran]

Svensk Botanik utgifven af Kongl. Vetenskapsakademien i Stockholm. Nionde bandet 10 - 12. Häftena No: 106, 107 och 108. (Plates 631 - 648).

[Text printed by] Palmblad & Co. Upsala. [1826] 6:o. 29 x 16 cm. Wrapper + 18 text leaves + 18 hand coloured engravings.

Original blue / grey printed wrapper. Text and plates partly uncut. A short tear to the spine of the wrapper. A short tear to one plate. Very nice condition.

Here are parts 106, 107, and108 (issued in one wrapper) to the ninth volume of Johan Wilhelm Palmstruchs "Svensk Botanik" (Swedish Botany). It was published in 11 volumes 1802-1843. Issued in 129 parts containing 774 plates and 1770 text pages. Up to his death in 1811 Palmstruch painted most of the originals. After his death several artists made the originals. The engravings were executed by Carl Wilhelm Venus and Johan Gustaf Ruckman. The plates were colored by several women colorists, specially trained for this work. The coloring has a wonderful "light" nordic quality to it. Svensk Botanik is the most famous work on botany ever published in Sweden and of the highest quality. Rare in original wrapper.

Item No: 2279