THUNBERG, CARL PETER. 1743-1828.
Flora Japonica sistems plantas insularum Japonicarum. Leipzig: J.G. Muller, 1784.
8vo (202 x 112 mm). LII, -418, [1 list of plates], [1 errata] pp. 39 folding engraved plates. Modern pigskin, gilt-lettered black spine labels. Foxed and toned.
Provenance: The William Beer Collection at the New York State Library, Albany (perforation stamp to title and bookplate laid in); Henry & Carol Faul (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of the first flora of Japan. Thunberg was a student of Linnaeus and is sometimes referred to as the Japanese Linnaeus. Nissen 1959; Stafleu 1301.