Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Duhamel du Monceau (Henri Louis) - Traité des Arbres Fruitiers,
Sold for £1800
Duhamel du Monceau (Henri Louis)
Traité des Arbres Fruitiers,
contenant leur Figure, leur Description, leur Culture, &., 2 vol., first edition , half-titles, engraved frontispiece of pear-picking by de Launay after De Seve, 180 engraved plates by Martinet, Tardieu, Mesnil and others after Claude Aubriet, Madeleine Françoise Basseporte and Louis René le Berriays, ink signature of A. de Freytag on titles, some browning to text, plates with a little light marginal soiling and occasional spotting, slight worming to title of vol.1 and a few scattered leaves (presumably pre-binding), K3 and Tt2 in vol.1 with marginal tears, a few other small marginal defects, handsome contemporary tree calf, gilt, spines gilt in compartments with red and green morocco labels, g.e., rubbed, corners and spine ends a little worn, [Great Flower Books p.93; Nissen BBI 550], 4to, Paris, Saillant & Desaint, 1768.
⁂ Important contribution to the study of fruit and fruit trees, with many plates of pears (58), peaches (32), plums (20), cherries (16), apples (14) and others including almonds, apricots and strawberries.
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