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Lot 2: ALLIONI, CARLO. Flora Pedemontana; sive, Enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii. 2 engraved frontispiece portraits of the dedicatee,

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by Swann Auction Galleries

April 15, 2004

New York, NY, USA

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Description: ALLIONI, CARLO. Flora Pedemontana; sive, Enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii. 2 engraved frontispiece portraits of the dedicatee, Vittorio Amedei III, King of Sardinia; 92 uncolored engraved botanical plates by Pietro Peiroleri after Francesco Peiroleri. Half-titles. Titles in red and black. License leaf at end of Volume 2. 3 volumes. Folio, 428x275 mm, modern 1/2 cloth; cloth-backed boards. Herbert Jekyll armorial bookplates. wide-margined set. Turin: Joannes Michael Briolus, 1785

Notes: first edition of a handsomely printed monograph on the plants of the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Dunthorne 6; Nissen BBI 18; Sitwell 69.

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