DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri Louis. Traité des Arbres et Arbustes qui se cultivent en France en pleine terre. Paris: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1775.
2 volumes, 4° (250 x 200mm.), half-titles, 250 woodcut plates, 4 engraved plates of which 3 folding, and numerous fine engraved head-pieces of botanical details. Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt (head and foot of spines and corners scuffed; joints weak). Provenance: gilt Garter crest on spines of Henry, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch and engraved library label (sold Christie's 8.4.87 (lot 122) property of Lord Montague of Beaulieu, removed from Palace House).
FIRST EDITION of Duhamel's earliest work on trees and the most important work on the subject to appear since the publication of Evelyn's Sylva in 1664. The woodcuts, unusual at this date, are mostly from the original blocks used by Matthiolus 200 years before. Nissen BBI 547; Dunthorne 99; Hunt 552.