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Flore Françoise ou Description succincte de Toutes les Plantes qui croissent naturellement en France, disposee selon une nouvelle méthode d'Analyse, & à laquelle on a joint la citation de leurs vertus les moins équivoques en Médecine, & de leur utilité dans les Arts by  Jean Baptiste LAMARCK - from Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. and Biblio.com

Flore Françoise ou Description succincte de Toutes les Plantes qui croissent naturellement en France, disposee selon une nouvelle méthode d'Analyse, & à laquelle on a joint la citation de leurs vertus les moins équivoques en Médecine, & de leur utilité dans les Arts

by LAMARCK, Jean Baptiste

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Eight folding engraved plates & one folding printed table. Three vols. 8vo, cont. mottled calf (careful repairs to joints, head-caps, & corners), triple gilt fillet round sides, spines nicely gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1778. First edition of the author's first important book; it was one of the first French works to include the Linnaean nomenclature as well as that of Tournefort. Lamarck's innovation in this book was "the establishment of dichotomous keys to aid in the identification of French plants; by eliminating large groups of plants at each stage through the use of mutually exclusive characteristics, the given name of any plant could be rapidly determined. This 'method of analysis,' as Lamarck called it, was much easier to use in identifying plants than Linnaeus' artificial system of classification, which was based on sexual differences among plants or the natural methods of classification then developing in France with the work of Adanson, Bernard de Jussieu, and Antoine Laurent de Jussieu. Lamarck's new approach and his criticisms of Linnaeus impressed Buffon, who arranged to have the Flore published by the government."-D.S.B., VII, p. 585. Very good fresh set with errata leaf at end of Vol. III. The set, with gilt crowns at the head of each spine, is a rare binding of the Imprimerie Royale. ❧ Hunt 653. Pritzel 5002.
  • Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5509
  • Title: Flore Françoise ou Description succincte de Toutes les Plantes qui croissent naturellement en France, disposee selon une nouvelle méthode d'Analyse, & à laquelle on a joint la citation de leurs vertus les moins équivoques en Médecine, & de leur utilité dans les Arts
  • Author: LAMARCK, Jean Baptiste
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1


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