DELLA UTILITA DEI GIARDINI D'ACCLIMAZIONE DELLA NATURALIZZAZIONE DELLE PIANTE Esperimenti Nel Giardino Della Casa Bianca.
Firenze: tipografia Di Mariano Ricci 1888. The catalogue of the plants in the experimental garden and arboretum created by Baron General Vincenzo Ricasoli at Porto Ercole on Monte Argentario, Tuscany, from its inception in 1868 to time of publication. Ricasoli, who participated in the National Risorgimento and served as a Senator of the Kingdom of Italy, was also a serious botanist and agriculturist. At the Giardino Della Casa Bianca, Ricasosli collected and cultivated over 1800 species, including numerous eucalypti, which he gathered from the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, etc. He was a friend of Sir Thomas Hanbury who began work on LA MORTOLA around the same time. The garden was one of the earliest such gardens of acclimatisation in Italy and, apparently, the first in Tuscany. It is now privately owned by the Corsini family and partially restored after destruction during wartime. With a twenty-four page introduction by Ricasoli. (For more on Ricasoli, see BRONZUOLI, David. VINCENZO ROCASOL 1814 -1891). We have located 7 copies in U.S. libraries through OCLC. 8vo (25 x 16.8 cm); xxvii + 87 pp.
Original printed cream paper covers, slight darkening at edges, small wrinkle at upper front corner; unopened. A very good copy.
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