1811. Item #87010
WILLDENOW, D.C. [Actually Willdenow, Karl Ludwig]. THE PRINCIPLES OF BOTANY AND VEGETABLE PHYSIOLOGY. Translated from the German. A New [Second] Edition, Greatly Enlarged by the Author. Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1811. Octavo.  ff., iv, 544 pp. + 11 ff. plates, one hand-colored. Willdenow was the Director of the Berlin Botanical Garden from 1801 until his death in 1812. His greatest contributions were, in an age of exploration, to the creation of the study of the geographical distribution of plants (phytogeography). This is based upon the second edition of his Grundrisse der Kreuterkunde (Berlin, 1792 and 1798). The English edition first appeared in Edinburgh in 1805. Leather, worn, with hinges split and starting, foxing to plates. Library stamps to endpaper and reverse of title.