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BOTANY -- MUNTING, A. Naauwkeurige Beschryving der Aardgewassen, waar in de veelerley aart en bijzondere eigenschappen der boomen, heesters, kruyden, bloemen, met haare vrugten, zaden, wortelen en bollen, neevens derzelver waare voort-teeling, gelukkige aanwinning, en heylzaame geneeskrachten. Leyden/Utr., P. v.d. Aa/F. Halma, 1696. (38) pp., 930 cols., (64) pp. W. engr. front., 12 engr. head- & tailpieces, & 242 (of 243) full-p. engr. plates. Fol. Mod. h. vellum extra. (Some marg. repairs at the beginning (affecting some text), plate of "Genistella" lacks, paper affected by humidity, a bit brittle, a few pp. sl. moulded, some (worm)holes in places, a bit foxed).

Abraham Munting (1626-83), graduated MD at Angers. At Groningen he was appointed an assistant to his father and after his father's death professor extraordinary of botany. 'Naauwkeurige Beschryving der Aardgewassen' is Munting's best known work, published after his death. It is an improved version of earlier editions of 'Waare Oeffening der Planten'. It contains in-depth descriptions of the cultivation of plants, trees, shrubs, etc. as well as their medicinal properties. - Nissen BBI, 1429; Pritzel 6559; Hunt 404: "The plates are as curious as their subjects. They commonly present the plants far larger than life, oranges huge as pumpkins, cyclamens with heavy corms floating lightly in mid-air, gentle geraniums grown into giant trees. The effect is obtained through sketching in classical or idyllic or mountainous little landscapes below." - Sold w.a.f., not subject to return.

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