24 June 2009
ROQUES, Joseph. Phytographie médicale, ornée de figures coloriées de grandeur naturelle. Paris: Didot the Younger for the Author, 1821 [-1824].
2 volumes, 4o (310 x 224 mm). Half-titles. 180 plates printed in color and finished by hand by Edouard Hocquart (some minor spotting and occasional light offsetting from text onto plates). Contemporary calf-backed paper boards, uncut (rebacked preserving original spines, some color retouched on boards, corners repaired). Provenance: Saint-Phalle family of Cudot (ex-libris stamp on half-titles).
FIRST EDITION, describing medicinal, poisonous, and narcotic plants including mushrooms, poppies, and cannabis, as well as their remedies. Johnson Cleveland Collections 855; Nissen BBI 1673; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 9497. (2)
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