|Author:||AGRICOLA, George Andreas|
|Title:||Neu - und nie-erhörter, doch in der Natur und Vernunfft wohlgegründeter Versuch der Universal-Vermehrung aller Bäume-, Stauden - und Blumen-Gewächse|
|Description:||In-f°,  ff, 184 pp ;  ff, 82 pp,  ff, two engraved titles, two titles printed in red and black, folding author's portrait (mezzotint), 5 introd. emblems and 34 copper plates (of which 2 folding), (numbered I-XXXI, plus 3 outside collation). Contemporary ivory vellum binding, blue edges|
|Note:||First edition. Ref. Graesse I, 43. |
Provenance: Bibliotheca Julinska, ms. ex libris on title page. "Agricola, who was an able scientist, experimented with plant cuttings and grafting. He provided useful advice on propagating plants from sections of roots or branches. He discovered ways of grafting several species of fruit tree onto one, thereby producing a tree bearing different types of fruit. His book on the subject of grafting enjoyed an enthusiastic reception in the horticultural and botanical world, was promptly translated into Dutch, French and English after its appearance and served as the definitive work on fruit-tree propagation for many decades after"
|Price:||€700 - €1200|