Recherches chimiques et microscopiques sur les Conferves, Bisses, Tremelles, etc.

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Paris, Bernard, An X (1802). 4to (244 x 185 mm). pp. viii, 254, (2), iv, (4), with 36 handcolouredengraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered blue label (ends of spine somewhat worn).

Justin Girod-Chantrans (1750-1841) was a French phycologist. Together with Vaucher he was the founding father of French phycology. The fine plates are engraved by Sellier. At the end of the work a 4 page description of the book by Ventenat is added in which he praises the plates as follow": 'Le C. Girod-Chantrans a joint à ses descriptions de très bonnes figures qui représentent les substances qu'il a examinées, d'abord telles qu'elles se montrent à la vue simple, et en suite dans leurs détails microscopiques les plus remarquables'. The following inscription on the title: 'ex museo Doctoris Joannis Maria Leforto medici parisiensis'.

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