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ARDÈNE, Jean Paul de Rome d'.
Two rare works on tulips and hyacinths, with 4 engraved plates
Traité des tulipes, qui non-seulement réunit tout ce qu'on avoit précédemment écrit de raisonnable, mais est augmenté de quantité de remarques nouvelles sur l'éducation de cette belle fleur.With: (2) ARDÈNE, Jean Paul de Rome d'. Traité sur la connoissance et la culture des jacintes, ... Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1765. 2 works in 1 volume. 12mo. Each work with 2 folding engraved plates. Contemporary mottled sheepskin, sewn on 5 supports, richly gold-tooled spine with title, red edges. 252, [4]; 156 pp. Convolute containing the rare second editions of two botanical books, one on tulips and the other on hyacinths, written by the French priest and botanist Jean Paul Rome dArdène (1689-1769), famous for his studies of flowers, which demonstrate his "vast erudition" as well as providing practical advice. His work "is therefore full of information" addressed "not only to florists and gardeners, but to scientists, flower lovers and cultivated persons generally" and "infused with the authors profound love for his subject" (Oak Spring Flora). The same printer-publisher published the first editions in 1760 and 1759 respectively.Ad 1: Traité des tulipes is an extensive work exclusively devoted to tulips, discussing their origin, name, different varieties, cultivation and beauty in 12 chapters. It ends with two folding plates illustrating tulips with an explanation for each plate.Ad 2: Traité sur la connoissance et la culture des jacintes similarly discusses .different aspects of the hyacinth, once again in twelve chapters. It covers etymology, the right conditions for cultivation and c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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