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Belon (Pierre) Les Remonstrances sur le default du labour & culture des plantes, & de la cognoissance d'icelles. Contenant, la manière d'affranchir & apprivoiser les arbres sauvages, collation: ã8 è8 ì8 A-K8, title with woodcut printer's device, full-page woodcut portrait of the author at the age of 36, some foxing, mostly light, but heavier to last few ff., attractive 19th century dark purple straight grain morocco, gilt, g.e., 8vo (169 x 101mm.), Paris, Guillaume Cavellat, 1558.

⁂ The exceedingly rare first edition of Belon's last work. Here he gives a list of exotic species of trees that would be usefully introduced into France, as well as advocating that the medical profession of Paris open an establishment to grow exotic plants.
Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1924.
Literature: Not in Adams; Pritzel 609.

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Belon (Pierre) Les Remonstrances sur le default du

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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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