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    Sale 2170

    Important Botanical Books

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 35

    BULLIARD, Jean Baptiste François. Herbier de la France. Paris: l'Auteur [and others], [1780-1798]. -- [With:] Histoire des Plantes vénéneuses et suspectes de la France Paris, 1784 and Histoire des Champignons de la France. Paris, 1791.

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    BULLIARD, Jean Baptiste François. Herbier de la France. Paris: l'Auteur [and others], [1780-1798]. -- [With:] Histoire des Plantes vénéneuses et suspectes de la France Paris, 1784 and Histoire des Champignons de la France. Paris, 1791.

    150 parts in 13 volumes (see below) and 2 text volumes. Together 15 volumes. Broadsheets (345 x 255 mm) and 2o (360 x 230 mm). Engraved title, 12 engraved plate lists, 600 engraved plates (lacking plates 601 and 602 as often, plates 501-504 bound in text volume), and 4 additional plates in text volume (one printed on recto and verso) most color-printed with engraved descriptive text at the foot. Contemporary pink paper covered boards (some chipping to spines and edges).

    FIRST EDITION of "probably the first botanical work completely colour-printed without retouching by hand" (Great Flower Books), "illustrated with coloured engravings that are both delicate and accurate" (Blunt & Stearn p.71). See previous lot. BM(NH) I, p.285; Dunthorne 70; Great Flower Books (1990) p.81; Nissen BBI 296; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 905. (15)


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