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Famille des Plantes - Adanson - 1763

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A Paris, chez Vincent, 1763. 2 vols in 8 

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In Paris, at Vincent's, 1763. 2 vols in 8 (20.5: 13 cm). Contemporary binding. Spine with decorated bands, red edges, slightly rubbed boards, trace of worms on one board, bumped corners. (2),325pp, 1pp, 1 folding sheet. (1), 24pp. (2pp), 640pp.

First edition. Systematic classification of plants according to their characteristics. With a detailed preface on the history, status and development of botany. The folding plate shows a greenhouse. The French naturalist and ethnologist Adanson (1727-1806) was a member of the Paris Academy of Sciences. The “Family of Plants” (1763) is a work of historical importance, which gives clarity and coherence to the ideas of the growing number of proponents of the “Natural Method”.

Provenance: From the library of Ruth and Walter Middelmann (1910-2006) with their dry stamps on the titles.