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Book Description

The Scarce Hand-Coloured Large Paper Copy. 2 Vol., First Edition. Paris, An XIII - 1805. 4to, 26 x 20cm. Bound in full contemporary calf, spines with gilt lettered leather title labels in black and red, with gilt decoration, in compartments. Binding solid, rubbed but pleasantly worn. Text in French. Occasional light spotting and browning, Two Volumes, separate title pages, half title to Vol II only. No inscriptions, no loose pages. Superbly illustrated with 117 Hand-Coloured Plates (5 folding) with original tissue guards. All in very good condition. A very nice example of this scarce title, in contemporary binding.
Dealer Notes
The rare coloured issue of this finely illustrated textbook of the natural system of plant classification.
Author Jaume Saint-Hilaire, Jean Henri
Date 1805
Binding Full Calf
Publisher Treuttel et Wurtz: Paris, Strasbourg
Illustrator Marchand, Plée, Lepine et al, after the author.
Condition Very Good
Pages 7,Ixiii,[I], 512, 473, [I]pp

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