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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 348

    VAILLANT, Sebastien (1669-1721). Botanicon parisiense, ou denombrement par ordre alphabetique des plantes, qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris. Leiden and Amsterdam: J. & H. Verbeek and B. Lakeman, 1727. 2° (430 x 265 mm). Half title, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved portrait by Houbraken, folding engraved map of the archdiocese of Paris and 33 engraved plates of plants and plant details by J. Wandelaar afer Claude Aubriet. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in 7 compartments, vellum tips, edges uncut (joints rubbed, especially at head and tail of spine, boards and extremities scuffed, corners bumped).

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    VAILLANT, Sebastien (1669-1721). Botanicon parisiense, ou denombrement par ordre alphabetique des plantes, qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris. Leiden and Amsterdam: J. & H. Verbeek and B. Lakeman, 1727. 2° (430 x 265 mm). Half title, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved portrait by Houbraken, folding engraved map of the archdiocese of Paris and 33 engraved plates of plants and plant details by J. Wandelaar afer Claude Aubriet. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in 7 compartments, vellum tips, edges uncut (joints rubbed, especially at head and tail of spine, boards and extremities scuffed, corners bumped).

    FIRST EDITION. 'Sebastien Vaillant is honored in France as the man who first understood the nature of sex in plants. He was a student of Tournefort's and considerably influenced Linnaeus' (Hunt 470). Nissen BBI 2033. With two other botanical books. (3)


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