14 October 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA PEEK GILGER, M.D.
CORNUT, Jacques Philippe (1606-1651). Canadensium plantarum, aliarúnque nondum editarum historia cui adiectum est ad calcem enchiridion botanicum parisiense. Paris: Simon le Moyne, 1635.
4o (238 x 132 mm). 68 full-page etchings in text. (Some occasional pale spotting and browning.) Modern brown morocco. Provenance: early inscription dated 1670 on title; occasional marginalia and titling of some plates; Edward Sandford Burgess (bookplate); Ashton Allis (bookplate); sold Swann Galleries, 28 October 1971, lot 111.
FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST CANADIAN FLORA. Its section Enchiridion botanicum parisiense is a pioneer contribution to plant ecology. About thirty Northeast-American species are first described and illustrated in this volume. Hunt 227; Nissen BBI 406.
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