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Fridolin Plant
(1838-1911)

Fridolin Plant was an artist, art dealer and book publisher in the health-resort town of Meran, Austria (now Merano, Italy). He proudly advertised himself as "Hoflieferant Sr. königl. Hoheit des Herzogs Carl in Bayern" ("Purveyor to the household of His Royal Highness, Duke Carl of Bavaria").

Plant's publications include Berg-, Burg- und Thalfahrten bei Meran und Bozen (1885), and especially Fridolin Plant´s neuer Führer durch Meran und dessen Umgebung (1882, 1892, 1899), his guide to the Meran area which went through numerous editions and printings.

As his mineral labels show, he also operated a mineral dealership (Mineralienhandlung) in Meran, specializing in Alpine minerals and probably catering to the tourist trade. His labels were remarkably cheap considering that he was a printer and publisher. They all appear to have been produced with a rubber stamp and purple ink on thin paper—often on the back side of discarded printed sheets from his other printing projects.
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