E Typograpia Regia, 1719, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Later Edition
JOSEPH PITTON TOURNEFORT. Institutiones Rei Herbariae, Paris: E. Typograpia Regia, 1719. Quartos, third edition (first was 1694), pp. [iv (dedication)], xxxii, 16, 695. 6, 58; 250 plates; 239 plates, full brown calf boards with gilt lettering and floral decoration to spines wiht 6 compartments, edges tinted red, frequent margin notes and pencil marks in V.1, former owners' names on front pastedown of V.1 and title pages. Text in Latin. Brunet 903 lists 3 French editions but ignores this Latin version; says the third is the edition preferred by botanists, perhaps because of its expanded text and additional plates. Also see Claus Nissen's botanical bibliography, p 1997. Condition of these books: Covers heavily worn, chipped and rubbed, scattered internal foxing and staining, plates very good and clean. Overall good and sound. Size: Quarto. 3-volume set (complete). Text is in Latin. Text contains marks and notes scattered throughout, in ink. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; France; 18th century; Latin Language; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53704.