“Powerful Grace Lies in Herbs and Plants”

Albrecht von Haller was one of the most accomplished men of science and literature in the eighteenth century. The number of works that he wrote on medicine, surgery, anatomy, physiology, botany, and literature is astonishing. Besides producing these publications he also carried on vast correspondence with hundreds of scientists, and was active in public affairs of his time.

“The first of Haller’s four great bibliographies, this work cites over five thousand authors and, along with Bibliotheca anatomica, is the best of the four because of Haller’s special interest and expertise in botany and anatomy” (Heirs of Hippocrates).

Note the beautifully gold-tooled spines on the full leather bound volumes.

"Bibliotheca Botanica"

Zürich: Orell, Gessner, Fuessli, 1771-72.
(Washington University, Becker Library)

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