PHILIBERT, J.C.

Exercises de Botanique, à l'usage des commençans.

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Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1801. 2 volumes. 8vo (270 x 140mm). pp. (4), 1-234; (4), 235-438, with 157 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red marbled boards with label on spines. [Together with:] PHILIBERT, J.C. Dictionnaire abrégé de Botanique faisant suite aux exercices de botanique à l'usage des commençans. Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1803. 8vo. pp. vi, 180, with 24 handcoloured plates. Contemporary red boards with label on spine.

First editions of a very attractively illustrated work of which some of the plates are by R.Turpin. According to Quérard the name Philibert is a pseudonym for M. Legendre, 'ancien Conseiller au Parlement'.

Stafleu & Cowan 7842 & 7844.