1875. Toulouse: L. Hebrail, Durand et Delpuech, 1875.
Folio, 52 pp. and 17 plates, with 246 of 250 mounted botanical specimens. Publisher’s red pebbled cloth with blind-stamped borders and gilt titles. Cloth lightly soiled, hinges weak, endpapers toned, occasional foxing, a little inevitable wear to a few of the fragile specimens but most are in astonishingly good condition.
§ Only edition. A remarkable introductory survey of the principal botanical structures, illustrated with carefully presented specimens of stems, leaves, roots, flower parts, and fruits. Intended for a general readership it is hard to believe that the edition could have been very large as the costs must have been enormous. 7 copies located in institutions, of which only 3 are in the US. Item #110479