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4 June 1997
GARIDEL, PIERRE JOSEPH. Histoire des plantes qui naissent aux environs d'Aix, et dans plusieurs autres endroits de la Provence. Aix: Joseph David, 1715.
Folio, 346 x 235 mm., contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt in seven compartments, morocco label, ends of spine repaired, upper joint slightly cracked, corners worn, plate 85 sprung, some minor discoloration at plate marks.
FIRST EDITION, First Issue (re-issued with cancel title, adding Paris to imprint, in 1719). Engraved frontispiece after A. Bouisson and 100 engraved plates by and after Honoré Blanc, all with engraved captions, no. 35 with a contemporary manuscript pastedown slip.
Hunt 434; Nissen BBI 685; Pritzel 3199.
Provenance: Emile Burnat; Conservatoire botanique de Genève, bookplates -- Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate.
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