Johannes Hegetschweiler & Jonas David Labram - Die Flora der Schweiz : 10 volumes - 1830

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Johannes Hegetschweiler & Jonas David Labram - Die Flora der Schweiz : 10 volumes - 1830
Bindings, Biology, Botany, Collected works, History, Illustrated, Natural History, Reference works, Science (general), Flowers, Gardening, Plants - Quantity: 10 - Book

Johannes Hegetschweiler & Jonas David Labram - Die Flora der Schweiz - Esslinger - Hardback - Undated (circa 1830) - Approximately 1,000 pages - 16 cm x 10.5 cm.

This book is in good condition - Clean bright contents - Firm bindings - No title page - Professionally re-bound - There are numerous pencilled comments within the books, made by a previous owner of the book - 445 full-page coloured plates, each with accompanying page(s) of text in german describing the contents of each plate - A very nice collector's item.

Johannes Hegetschweiler (1789-1839) settled down as a doctor in Stäfa on Lake Zurich after studying medicine in Zurich and Tübingen. He conducted intensive botanical studies and was in contact with domestic and foreign scholars, including Oswald Heer, who later completed Hegetschweiler's Flora der Schweiz (1840). Sent to the Grand Council in 1831, Hegetschweiler became a councilor. As head of the health system, he was involved in drawing up a new medical constitution. When Joahnnes Hegetschweiler stepped in front of the crowd to mediate at the "Züriputsch", he was fatally shot. - "The works of Labram are extremely faithful, technically successful and even artistically not imprecise portraits of nature. Especially the plant pictures reproduce the habitus and the characteristic details of the originals with unsurpassable certainty and are masterpieces of their kin."

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
10
Subject
Bindings, Biology, Botany, Collected works, Flowers, Gardening, Plants, History, Illustrated, Natural History, Reference works, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Johannes Hegetschweiler & Jonas David Labram
Book Title
Die Flora der Schweiz : 10 volumes
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1830
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
German
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Esslinger
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
1000
Dimensions
16×10.5 cm
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