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BESLER, Basilius.

The Garden at Eichstätt: The Book of Plants by Basilius Besler.

With an introduction by Klaus Walter Littger and botanical annotations by Werner Dressendorfer.

Published: Cologne: Taschen, 2000

Stock code: 99051

Price: £125

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First edition, first impression of Taschen’s reproduction of Besler’s florilegium. The original catalogue, first published in 1613 and containing 367 copperplate engravings, was a milestone in botanical and horticultural printing.

Large quarto. Original pale green boards, titles to spine and front board in white, beige ribbed endpapers. With the dust jacket and in the unopened shrinkwrap. Richly illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. A fine copy.

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