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Le Regne Vegetal

by Pierre Oscar Reveil, Frederick Gerard, A. Dupois, Francois Herincq

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Very good set of this important French work with over 400 elegant botanicals by Edouard Maubert.

A comprehensive overview of plants and trees used for food, medicine, industry and ornament in the 19th century

Complete in 17 volumes with nine volumes of text and 8 volumes of plates.

Fine engravings by Oudet, Debray, Corbie, Lebrun, Lagesse, Pierre, and L. Noel after botanical illustrations by Edouard Maubert. The plates either showing the entire plant or tree along with details of fruits and seeds, or an elegant arrangement of fruits, flowers, leaves, roots.

The 411 engraved plates mounted on hinges, finely engraved and hand-coloured, presenting over 3,000 useful plants, garden flowers, fruits, trees, shrubs, mushrooms, etc.

The set is divided into five classes:

Traité de botanique générale (2 text volumes, 2 atlases with 53 and 50 plates of parts of flowers, roots, leaves, seeds, cells, plant biology, etc.)

Flore médicale, usuelle et industrielle (3 text volumes, 3 atlases with 50, 50 and 50 plates of medical botany with medicinal herbs, useful shrubs and plants)

Horticulture: Jardin potager et jardin fruitier (1 text volume, 1 atlas with 56 plates of fruits and vegetables, most with five different types on each plate).

Horticulture: Végétaux d'ornements (1 text volume, 1 atlas with 52 plates of ornamental flowers, each plate with five garden flowers)

Horticulture: Plantes agricoles et forestières (1 text volume, 1 atlas with 50 plates of trees)

Récit biographique et bibliographique de l'histoire de la botanique (1 text volume with 4 engraved plates)

Pierre Oscar Reveil (1821-1865), doctor of medicine, pharmacist and botanist

A. Dupuis, French botanist, professor of natural history at the Agronomic Institute of Grignon

Frederick Gerard, French botanist, contributor to the Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturel

Francois Herincq (1820-1891), French botanist at the Museum of Natural History, editor of L'Horticulture Francais

Edouard Maubert (1806-1879), was a French botanical artist who worked with d'Orbigny, Linden, Lemaire, etc.

Complete set in matching grey boards with two gilt leather labels on spine, two atlas volumes rebacked, boards scuffed and chipped, interior with scattered spotting and toning to edges, but plates with fine and vibrant hand-colour.


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Le Regne Vegetal
Pierre Oscar Reveil, Frederick Gerard, A. Dupois, Francois Herincq
Edouard Maubert, Oudet, Debray, Corbie, Lebrun, Lagesse
Paper covered boards, leather labels
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Quarto, 28 x 20cm
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botany, horticulture, herbal, La Regne Vegetal, Reveil, Herincq, Maubert, botanical art, engraving, handcoloured, flower, fruit, vegetable
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About Florilegius

Tokyo-based bookseller specializing in European illustrated books from the 18th to 19th century, mainly botanical, zoological, costume and travel. Also Japanese ukiyo-e and woodblock botanicals, flower arrangement, etc.


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