BURGSDORFF, Friedrich August Ludwig von (1747-1802)
[Versuch einer vollstandigen gesichte vorzuglicher holzarten ... Zweyter Theil]
[Berlin: Pauli, 1787]. Volume 2, part 1 only. Engraved frontispiece, 9 hand-coloured plates. Lacks the title and first three preliminary text leaves.
Contemporary half calf and patterned paper boards
A fragment from a very rare tree book.
This volume concerns native and foreign oaks. Published in two volumes in three parts, the first volume was published in 1783 (with 27 plates); the first part of the second volume [i.e. the present] in 1787 (with 9 plates); the final part in 1800 (with 11 plates). The work was evidently produced with both uncoloured and coloured plates, the present being from the coloured issue. We find no record of a copy for sale.
Stafleu & Cowan TL-2 925.