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Des jacintes, de leur anatomie, reproduction - SAINT-SIMON, Maximilien Henri, Ma - 1768. [1218048]
Amsterdam 1768 - 4to. iv + pp 5 - 164 + [4] + 15 + [1 blank]p. Engraved title-page by Jacob van Schley. Contemporary calf-backed boards, decorative floral gilt spine with title label. First edition. The most detailed account of hyacinth culture in 18th century Holland, with valuable insight into the milieu which competed to produce increasingly new varieties. Saint-Simon (1720-95, a French writer with an estate near Utrecht, was an ardent grower himself. His important catalogue at the end of the work lists over 2000 double and single varieties known in 1767. An attractive copy, occasional faint marginal toning. Pritzel 7996. Nissen 1718. Hunt 602. Stafleu & Cowan 1142. 1142. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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