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Trees.- Duhamel du Monceau (Henri Louis) Traité des Arbres et Arbustes qui se cultivent en France en Pleine Terre, 2 vol., first edition, half-titles, 4 folding engraved plates, 250 woodcut botanical plates, 190 engraved head-pieces mostly of floral analyses, occasional light browning but generally very bright and clean, handsome contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt with red morocco labels, a little rubbed, spine of vol.2 chipped at head, [Great Flower Books p.91; Hunt 552; Nissen BBI 547], 4to, Paris, H.L.Guerin & L.F.Delatour, 1755.

⁂ A handsome copy of Duhamel du Monceau's earliest work on trees, using the fine woodblocks from the "large Mattioli" of 1562.

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Trees.- Duhamel du Monceau (Henri Louis) Traité

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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