Systematische Einleitung in die neuere aus ihren eigenthümlichen physikalisch- ökonomischen Gründen hergeleitete Forstwissenschaft. Johann Gottlieb GLEDITSCH.

Systematische Einleitung in die neuere aus ihren eigenthümlichen physikalisch- ökonomischen Gründen hergeleitete Forstwissenschaft.

Finely engraved port. of the author serving as frontis. xxviii, [2], 544 pp.; xxxii, 677, [73] pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards (foxing as usual due to the quality of the paper), contrasting vellum lettering pieces on spines. Berlin: A. Wever, 1775.

First edition of one of the classic early works on forest management. Gleditsch (1714-86), a celebrated German botanist and sylviculturist and a close friend and supporter of Linnaeus, was director of the botanical garden at Berlin. He wrote many works on botany and sylviculture and gave the first public courses on scientific forest management in Germany.

Fine and handsome set. From the library of Graf von Seinsheim.

❧ Lowood, “The Calculating Forester: Quantification, Cameral Science, and the Emergence of Scientific Forestry Management in Germany” in The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century (ed. by Tore Frängsmyr, J.L. Heilbron, & R.E. Rider), p. 331. Mantel, I, 13. Pritzel 3361.

Price: $1,650.00

Item ID: 1971