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GILIBERT, J.E.
Démonstrations élémentaires de botanique: Partie des Figures.
Lyon, Bruyset Ainé, 1796. 2 volumes. 4to (275 x 210mm). pp. (4), xvi, 15, 104; pp. (4), 24, 31, 48,15, with 342 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (end of spines rubbed).

The collection of plates and text comprises the "Figures des Plantes de P. Richer de Belleval". Richer de Belleval (1564-1632) was one of the early French botanists. He planned to publish a work with about 500 plates describing unknown plants of the Alps. The copper plates were made but the work was not published. The botanist Gilibert found about 300 of them in a bookshop in Montpellier, and used them in the above work for the first time, almost 200 year after they were made. If the work had been published during the lifetime of Richer de Belleval he would have been remembered as one of the very important early botanists. According to a note written in the book plate 277 was never published. The work contains 5 series. Série I: Figures fondamentales de toutes les parties des Plantes et leur explication. Série II. Notice Historique sur la vie, les écrits de Pierre Richier de Belleval... Observations... contenant les descriptions de Belleval, et une discussion critique sur chaque espece et le sentiment de Linné, Haller, Seguier, Gouan et Villars. Série III: L'explication et la suite des desseins des Graminées, d'après Leers. Série IV: Les descriptions et les Figures de la plupart des Mousses et des Plantes analogues, d'après Vaillant. Série V: Les Descriptions et les Figures des Plantes les plus rares observées par Linné sur les Alpes de Lapponie, tirées de son Ouvrage intitulé 'Flora Lapponica' & La Traduction libre du Poëme de Trante sur les amours des Fleurs, (De connubiis Florum) par L.P. Bérenger. Provenance: Librarie stamp of A. de Gasparin on title-pages. Nissen BBI, 703; B.M. (Nat. Hist.) I, p. 209.
 


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