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BULLIARD, JEAN BAPTISTE FRANÇOIS called PIERRE. Dictionnaire élémentaire de Botanique, ou Exposition par ordre alphabétique... Paris: Chez l'Auteur, et chez Didot le jeune (et al.), 1783. Folio, 331 x 213 mm., contemporary speckled French calf gilt, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label, minor wear to spine ends and corners; a 3½-tear on Rr*2 (not crossing text), some light spotting to a few plates (mostly marginal). 10 engraved plates, including 9 hand-colored. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 910; Hunt 667.
The Dictionnaire Elémentaire was an introductory work to his great Herbier de la France, which was published annually over thirteen years (from 1780-93, and illustrated with 602 plates).
Provenance: Robert de Belder.
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