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REGNAULT, N.F.
La Botanique mise à la portée de tout le monde ou collection des plantes d'usage dans la médecine, dans les alimens et dans les arts.
Avec des notices instructives pulsées dans les auteurs les plus célèbres, contenant la description,le climât, la culture, les propriétés et les vertus propres à chaque plante. Précédé d'une introduction à la botanique, ou dictionaire abregé des principaux termes emploiés dans cette science. Paris, chez l'auteur, 1774. 3 volumes. Large folio (488 x 366mm). With 3 handcoloured engraved titles and 472 handcoloured engraved plates. Recent green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels and 5 raised bands, marbled sides.

First edition. According to Blunt "Perhaps the most impressive French botanical book of the period is François Regnault's 'La Botanique' with nearly five hundred hand-coloured etchings. Many of these plates are the work of Genéviève de Nangis Regnault. The book deals with useful and decorative plants, and the author engagingly described the potato 'as possibly the only good thing that ever came out of America'". Regnault was a French physician and botanist and his wife drew and engraved most of the plates. Our copy contains the 'Table des Maladies' and 'Table des noms des Plantes' bound at the end of volume 3. There is some occasional slight discolouration to the paper, last 25 leaves of third volume with small damage at the outer margin. Great Flower Books, p. 72: "A very impressive book"; Dunthorne 256; Nissen BBI, 1600 (erroneously quoting 475 plates); Stafleu & Cowan 8810.
 


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