Leçon de Flore. Cours Complet de Botanique ... suivi d'une Iconographie Vegetale ... Ouvrage entierement neuf. Jean Louis Marie Poiret, Pierre Jean Francois Turpin.
Leçon de Flore. Cours Complet de Botanique ... suivi d'une Iconographie Vegetale ... Ouvrage entierement neuf
Leçon de Flore. Cours Complet de Botanique ... suivi d'une Iconographie Vegetale ... Ouvrage entierement neuf
Leçon de Flore. Cours Complet de Botanique ... suivi d'une Iconographie Vegetale ... Ouvrage entierement neuf
Leçon de Flore. Cours Complet de Botanique ... suivi d'une Iconographie Vegetale ... Ouvrage entierement neuf
Leçon de Flore. Cours Complet de Botanique ... suivi d'une Iconographie Vegetale ... Ouvrage entierement neuf
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Leçon de Flore. Cours Complet de Botanique ... suivi d'une Iconographie Vegetale ... Ouvrage entierement neuf.

Paris: C. L. F. Pancoucke, 1819-1820.

One of 25 large paper copies in quarto. Engraved table, large folding engraved and color-printed plate and 64 engraved plates by Turpin, printed in colors and finished by hand. [4], vi, 250, [4]; 159, [1], 3, [1]; [4], ii, [9]-184, [2]pp. Uncut. 2 vols. Quarto. Contemporary half calf and marbled paper covered boards, spines with wide semi-raised bands ruled in gilt. Minor wear at edges. Some foxing to the text Great Flower Books, p. 127; Dunthorne 221; Pritzel 7234; Stafleu 8115; Nissen 349 and 2014 (notes). Provenance: M. Merisse (inscription on the endpapers dated 1879); R. Riguet (bookplate). Item #321055

"Beautifully engraved plates illustrating the science of botany" (Dunthorne)

Published as the last volume of P.P. Chaumeton's Flore Medicale, the work was issued separately in three different formats: a regular issue in octavo, 25 large-paper copies in quarto on papier velin (as here) and 10 copies in folio, printed on vellum with gold borders. The text of the third volume, with the 64 color-printed plates, was issued separately as well by Turpin under the third volume sectional title: Essai d'une Iconographie Elementaire et Philosophique des Vegetaux. The original watercolors for the work by Turpin, among the most gifted botanical artists of the periord, survive in the Lindley Library.

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