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ROQUES, J.
Plantes Usuelles, Indigènes et Exotiques, dessinées et coloriées d'après nature, avec la description de leurs caractères distinctifs et de leurs propriétés médicales. Secondeédition.
Paris, chez l'auteur & Hocquart, 1809. 2 volumes. 4to (255 x 190mm). pp. (4), viii, 266; (4), 278, (1, errata) with 133 finely handcoloured engraved plates including the frontispiece. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines, green paper covered sides with gilt border.

An attractive French illustrated work on medical and useful plants. Joseph Roques born in Valence made his studies at the University of Montpellier and later moved to Paris were he soon got the reputation of an eminent botanist. The plates are meticulously hand-coloured and there are 4 plants shown on each plate. "Nous ne parlons point de Simon Pauli, de Chomel et autres compilateurs plus modernes, mais aussi peu estimés, qui, sur la foi des Anciens, ont répandu dans leurs écrits les fables les plus absurdes et les erreurs les plus dangereuses. Nous avons cru faire une chose utile, en publiant un nouveau travail sur les Plantes médicinales" (Discours préliminaire p. v). The work replaced the popular but outdated work of de Chomel. Nissen BBI, 1674; Stafleu & Cowan 9496.
 


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