First edition of the Flore Médicale illustrated with 150 botanical plates after the natural history painter, Edouard Maubert (1806-1879) engraved and finely coloured by hand at the time, gummed, beautiful and carefully done work.
Plants classified in alphabetical order, with their habitat, cultivation, usable parts, harvest, chemical composition and uses.
Rare reference book complete with 3 volumes of text and 3 volumes of Atlas, quarto. The Flore Médicale in 6 volumes and the second part after Traité de botanique générale, by MM. F. Hérincq, Fr. Gérard, O. Réveil of the monumental collective work Le Regne Végétal consisting of 17 volumes published between 1864 and 1871.
This copy is bound in a well-made red half shagreen binding with corners, gilt topstains. The spines have the volume number of the collection 5-10 and La Flore Médicale 1-3 text & 1-3 Atlas.
Fresh and clean, with hardly any foxing, this copy is very well-preserved. Sturdy bindings, the leather has light imperfections on the spines. Blunt corners.
Edouard Maubert (1806-1879) painter attached tot he Natural History Museum and the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, he set out to draw each plant from its roots to its seed with the details that characterize it. In the service of science, he worked with the greatest botanists of his time Charles d'Orbigny, J. J. Linden... whose scientific works are high quality. As a result, his name became associated with major publications. Edouard Maubert painted countless flowers, but roses are among his finest achievements. Due to the immense popularity of these flowers during the 19th century, he was driven by the same momentum to imbue these flowers with botanical veracity making them astonishingly accurate. Edouard Maubert's talent is compared to that of Redouté.
Dupuis (Aristide) and Réveil (Oscar)
Flore médicale usuelle et industrielle du XIXe siècle.
Paris, L. Guérin, T. Morgand [1870-1872]
Collection: Règne Végétal, v. 5-10.
6 quarto vol. Text, 3 volumes with xvi-490; 488; 547 pp Atlas, 3 vol; 150 tipped-in mounted on tabs, complete.
Quarto 270x 183 mm [203mm for the atlas]
Illustrations after Maubert (most of which are signed), engraved by Lebrun, Noel, Lagesse etc.
Condition: Good copy, sturdy bindings, decorative set despite the light defects from use: rubbing on the spine and the edges of the boards, the corners and boards are damaged or blunted. Interior in very good condition in terms of freshness. The plates were separately printed on sturdy vellum paper, quite white, some rare foxing in the margins. The text is printed on high-quality vellum that is very white, some light foxing on the edges.
Published for the first time in the "Le règne végétal [...]" collection published from 1864 to 1871 in 17 vol.
- Number of Books
- Art, Bindings, Botany, Illustrated, Medicine, Natural History
- Author/ Illustrator
- A Dupuis; O Réveil; H Baillon / Atlas d'Edouard Maubert
- Book Title
- Règne Végétal. Flore médicale usuelle et industrielle du XIXe siècle. Texte + Atlas
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 27×20 cm