18 December 2002
MICHAUX, André (1746-1802). Histoire des chênes de l'Amérique, ou descriptions et figures de toutes les espèces et variétés de Chênes de l'Amérique Septentrionale, Considérées sous les rapports de la Botanique, de leur culture et de leur usage. Paris: imprimerie Crapelet, 1801.
2o (445 x 300 mm). Half-title. 36 engraved plates after Pierre Joseph Redouté (32) or H.J. Redouté (4), by Plée or Sellier. (Some mostly pale dampstaining to text and plates.) Contemporary half red roan, marbled boards, uncut (a bit worn and soiled). Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Stickney Fund (bookplate dated 1897; stamps).
FIRST EDITION OF MICHAUX'S IMPORTANT MONOGRAPH ON AMERICAN OAKS. MacPhail notes that this work was one of "the results of Michaux's ten-year sojourn in North America under commission from the French government. His interest in North American trees was also to assess their importance as timber for the construction of naval vessels" (Hunt Redoutéana 8). This work was later incorporated into Michaux's three volume Histoire des Arbes Forestiers de l'Amérique Septentrionale, 1810-1813. Great Flower Books, p.67; Nissen BBI 1358; Oak Spring Silva 18; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 5957.
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