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Title: Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlands IndiŽ. Uitgegeven door C.L.Blume, M.D., Commissaris voor den Burgerlijken Geneeskundigen Dienst, Directeur van 's Lands Plantentuin te Buitenzorg, enz. 1ste (-17e) Stuk.
Description: Batavia, Ter Lands Drukkerij, 1825. - 1826. 17 parts bound in 2 late 19th c. half clf. vols., spines in 4 compartments, some gilt-tooling. (X, 1169 pp.). (Of which pages 721/24 & 729/30 of part 13 in contemp. handwriting; 20 lvs. of additional notes in handwriting at the end of the 4th part (these lvs. browned); library stamp on titles 1st and 11th part, some marginal annots.; pp. 336/60, 535/40 some sl. watersp. in the upper margin; Pages 1067 - 87 inner margin badly watersp.). See 'Catalogus 1823' for further biogr. details on Blume. NNBW VIII, 132/33: Blume (1798 - 1862) Chief physician of the Dutch East Indies, Director of the botanical gardens at Buitenzorg and the botanical collection at Leiden. 'Important are his "Bijdragen" with the description of 150 new plant species.': Nissen, p. 232: Junk, Bibl. Bot. 5326: 'Vollstšndige Reihen dieser alten Sammlung sind AUSSERORDENTLICH selten.': Sian Nio Tan, p. 68, 105/6, 250: The descriptions of the plant specimen often include indications of their pharmaceutical use and effect. With the first list of orchids to be found on Java.

Keywords: botany pharmacy

Price: EUR 2100.00 = appr. US$ 2282.38 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
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