464. [Botany]

HALLE, Johann Samuel

Die Deutsche Giftpflanzen, zur Verhütung der tragischen Vorfälle in den Haushaltungen, nach ihren botanischen Kennzeichen, nebst den Heilungsmitteln. Mit 16 nach der Natur ausgemahlten Kupfern.

Berlin, J. Pauli, 1784

8vo: viii-3/119 pp. (some browning, faint waterstain on title and following lvs).

Contemp. half calf with corners (bumped and rubbed), marbled paper on covers (rubbed), gilt orn. spine on 5 raised bands (joints rubbed, def. at head, title label partly lacking).

First edition, part one only, complete in itself (2nd vol. publ. by W. Oemigke, 1793), of this very interesting handbook on the prevention of tragic incidents with toxic plants by the Prussian historian and toxicologist J.S. Halle (1727-1810). With a description of their botanical characteristics, effects and the possible remedies. Ill. with an engr. title vign. and 16 hand-coloured engraved plates.
Ref. Pritzel 3712. - Nissen (BBI) 772. - BnF. - COPAC.

€ 120 / 180

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