Probably the first portion of vol. 3 of Johann Mayer's Pomona franconia. (Nurnberg: A. W. Winterschmidt, 1776-1801). French and German in parallel columns. Hand-coloured plates. Beautiful volume with 20 original watercolor illustrations of apples from Germany.
This work is most noted for the 212 original watercolor illustrations it contains. It features descriptions and illustrations of newer and exotic plants in Wurzburg, Germany. This particular edition of the portion on apples begins with a lengthy essay on the apple, followed by a description of the various species and varieties. 33 varieties from the first family are covered adn the author begins to describe the second family when this edition ends.
Subjects: Apple; Fruit culture.