FRANCHET, A. & SAVATIER, L.

Enumeratio Plantarum in Japonia sponte crescentium hucusque rite cognitarum adjectis descriptionibus specierum pro regione novarum ...

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Paris, F. Savy, 1875-1879. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. (4), xiv, (2), 485, (3); pp. (4), 789, (3). Contemporary green half morocco, gilt ornamented spines in 6 compartments.

the first major botanical work on Japan after the opening of Japan in 1854

Stafleu & Cowan I, 1844: 'The Savatier & David collections on which the book is based (in part) are at P(aris Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle). Franchet's own herbarium is also at P (through the herbier Drake)'. The present work is the third important western publication on the flora of Japan, after Thunberg's Flora Japonica and Von Siebold's Flora Japonica. It is the first major botanical work on Japan after the opening of Japan in 1854. Old library stamp on title pages. A fine copy.

Provenance: Dedication of Savatier to Roux 'à monsieur Roux, Pharmacien ... , Savatier'.

Stafleu & Cowan 1844.