1764. Item #89587
LINNAEUS, Carl. SPECIES PLANTARUM, EXHIBENTES PLANTES RITE COGNITAS AD GENERA RELATAS, CUM DIFFERENTIIS SPECIFICIS, NOMINIBUS TRIVIALIBUS, SYNONYMIS SELECTIS, LOCIS NATALIBUS, SECUNDUM SYSTEMA SEXUALE DIGESTAS ... EDITIO TERTIA. Vindobonae [Vienna]: Joannis Thomae de Trattner, 1764. Two volumes. I: )( 5, , 784; II: 785- 1682, . Ink ownership to title pages: "Chas. C. Williams no. 148." Manuscript notes in Latin throughout. Ex-library with spine labels to paper jackets (modern) and paper labels to marbled paper covers. Front covers detached, title page - p. 801, 1681-1682, [1-66] Vol. II detached. Pp. 1073-1074 slight loss to fore-edge, small loss of margin text. Vol. II includes Index and Errata. Pages clean with some dog-ears. Third edition of the first work to classify species with binomial nomenclature; Linnaeus' taxonomy was the foundation for scientific classification as we know it today. References: Wellcome III, p. 525; Soulsby (London, 1907), p. 11.