1751 - PHILOSOPHIA BOTANICA - CARL LINNAEUS, 1st Ed - Botany, FATHER OF TAXONOMY
Title:PHILOSOPHIA BOTANICA IN QUA EXPLICANTUR FUNDAMENTA BOTANICA
Author: Carl Linnaeus (Caroli Linnaei)
Publisher: Godofr Kiesewetter
City: Stockholm Year: 1751 (First Edition / First Printing) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 361 Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: Exceedingly scarce first edition, first printing of "Philosophia Botanica" by Carl Linnaeus, 1751. Three quarters leather binding with marbled boards. In overall good condition. The original boards and binding are solid and tight, and reinforced by professional book binding tape. Moderate wear and rubbing to boards, and old clear tape present. Previous owner's bookplate and small bookstore label on the inside front board. Please see pictures for further condition. The pages and 11 botanical engravings are crisp, clean and free of any interior markings or tears. Please see below for more information on Linnaeus.
Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778) was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist who formalized binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy" by creating this classification system through his culminating treatise PHILOSOPHIA BOTANICA, published in 1751. This is a first edition of his most famous work.