Principes de Botantique Comprenant lAnatomie, lOrganographie et la Physiologie Vegetales avec une Planche Lithographiee et un Atlas Naturel Compose de Seize Planches Renfermant environ 250 echantillons-types fournis par des plantes diverses.
Toulouse: L. Hebrail, Durand et Delpuech, 1875. Folio, 52 pp. and 17 plates, with 246 of 250 mounted botanical specimens. Publishers red pebbled cloth with blindstamped 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.
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