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Philibert - Exercices de Botanique, à l'usage des commençants...orné de 157 planches - 1801

Philibert - Exercices de Botanique, à l'usage des commençants...orné de 157 planches - 1801

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Philibert - Exercices de Botanique, à l'usage des commençants...orné de 157 planches - 1801
Botany - Quantity: 2 - Hand coloured illustrations - Book

Exercices de Botanique, à l'usage des commençants. Ouvrage élémentaire orné de 157 planches. Paris, Bossange, 1801.

Two large octavo volumes: : 1f., 234pp. (70 plates) / 1f., 235-438pp. (87 plates). A total of 157 hand-coloured botanical plates, as announced. Complete.

In later full sheepskin.

This is the first edition of a book of botanical 'problems' designed to test the knowledge of the horticulturalist or amateur botanist. From the description, one is tested to guess the name of the plant or flower.

The classification and nomenclature are derived from Tournefort, Linneaus and Jussieu.

The plates are lovely and finely hand-painted; some of them are signed R. Turpin.

The name of Philibert in reality was Legendre, "ancien Conseiller au Parlement", after "des fautes graves", had to change his occupation and hid behind a pseudonym which he used for several works between 1797 and 1805.

Interestingly, a contemporary hand-written table of contents and an index are bound in.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Botany
Author/ Illustrator
Philibert
Book Title
Exercices de Botanique, à l'usage des commençants...orné de 157 planches
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1801
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Paris, Bossange
Binding/ Material
Leather
Extras
Hand coloured illustrations
Number of pages
438
Dimensions
23×16 cm
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