Lot 1177. Michaux, F.A.

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Auction date:03.07.2020   10:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 1177 | Michaux, F.A.
Michaux, F.A. Histoire des arbres forestiers de l'Amerique septentrionale, consideres principalement sous les rapports de leur usage dans les arts et de leur introduction dans le commerce ... 3 Bände Paris, Haussmann et d'Hautel 1810-13. 4°. Mit 138 (statt 141) gestempelt koloriert Taf. Ldrbde. der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägt Dfileten sowie Innenkantenverg. (Stärker berieben, best).

Nissen BB1 1360 (140 Taf.). Sabin 48693. Stafleu II, 5961. Pritzel 6196. Raphael 19. Great Flower Books, Sp. 68. Erste amerikan. Ausgabe - "Although so many of the plants that the Michaux, father and son, sent back to France were allowed to die when they got there, the observations of both men, collected in this book, made available more information about American trees and their native habitat than any earlier description. For the greater part of the nineteenth century, in its French or English version, it remained the standard account of transatlantic trees. The French version also gave the English names of the trees, and an appendix described the uses of native woods in various parts of the country" (Vgl. Raphael). - Die dekorativen Taf. nach Bessa u. Redouté zeigen Bäume, Blüten, Blätter etc. - First American edition. 3 volumes. With 138 (instead of 141) coloured engraved plates. Contemporary leather, heavier rubbed, bumped. Please request a condition report.

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