Oct 20, 2009 - Sale 2190

Sale 2190 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 1,920
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
BAUHIN, CASPAR. Pinax theatri botanici . . . sive Index in Theophrasti, Dioscoridis, Plinii, et botanicorum qui a seculo scripserunt opera. [24], 522, [23] pages. 4to, 17th-century mottled sheep gilt, heavily worn, spine ends chipped, front joint cracked, cords intact; contents browned, Bibliotheca Colbertina ownership inscription and signature of Hersleb Horneman dated 1909 on title. Basel: Ludwig König, 1623

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first edition. "Bauhin's Pinax began the system of 'natural' plant classification based upon general morphology, and established the first scientific system of nomenclature"--Norman 139. Printing and the Mind of Man 121.