Lot 12 (Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport, 31st July 2020)
Botany.- Duhamel du Monceau (Henri Louis)
Des semis et plantations des arbres, et de leur culture, FIRST EDITION, 3 parts in one, engraved vignette to preface, half title, 17 folding engraved plates, wormtrail to first half of textblock, some browning, occasional spotting and waterstaining, contemporary French mottled calf, a.e.r., hinges split, endbands detached, rubbed and scuffed, a little worming, [Conlon 60.691; Nissen BBI, 545; Pritzel 2469; Wellcome II 495], 4to, H.-L. Guerin & L.-F. Delatour, Paris, 1760.
*** Important work by the French naturalist and agronomist Duhamel (1700-1782), concerning the cultivation of trees. The treatise was published within the collection ‘Traité complet des bois et des forets, including the Traité des arbres et arbustes and the Physique des arbres’.
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