Plantarum minus cognitarum centuria III complectens plantas circa Byzantium & in Oriente observatas
J. C. Buxbaum [Johann Christian] (1693-1730)
Petropoli (St. Petersburg): ex Typographia Academiae, 1729
An important botanical work originally published in five parts 1728-40. On offer here are parts I-III, the first two parts lacking the plates, part III complete with plates.
Part III. pp title page,  blank, 42,  index, with 74 plates. Also comes with the text of parts I (1728) and II (1728) bound in, however lacking the plates. Part I. pp title page, , 52,  index. Part II. pp title page, 50,  index. 10.25 x 7.75 inches approx. (263mm x 195mm). Latin text.
Generally in worn condition – front cover (grey paper over card) worn and stained, split to hinge but still attached; spine cracked and covered with brown paper; lacking rear cover. Evidence of erased pencilled notes to inside cover; catalogue clipping attributed to a Quaritch catalogue (1973) pasted inside front cover – and presumably this is the actual copy offered by Quaritch at that time. Name in ink to title page of (I); pages somewhat dusty, a little grubby in places, and with foxing throughout; occasional page repair; a few text pages of (I) and (II) a little short to lower margin, being tatty and creased; occasional pencilled annotation; offsetting from page marker to title page of (III) and subsequent couple of pages; plate XXII heavily trimmed to fore-edge margin; small loss to fore-edge margin of final two plates; foxing/spotting heavier towards rear. More photographs available upon request.