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[HERBALS] /LAMARCK (Jean-Baptiste de) /CANDOLLE (Augustin-Pyramus de).
I Herbier disposé suivant la methode Lamarck II [Herbier] III Synopsis plantarum in flora Gallica descriptarum
Paris.: H. Agasse & J.G.A. Stoupe., 1810. 2 vol. in-folio + 1 vol. in-8°. vol. 1: 138 ff. + 2 specimen folders waiting for insertion; Vol. 2: [1] f. (title); 103 ff. ; [3] ff. (Table of plants). Vol 3: in-8, XXIV-432 pp. Contemp. cardboard bindings.Remarkable set comprising a large herbarium in two volumes arranged according to the method of Lamarck, containing more than 250 specimens, together with a copy of the abstract of his flora in Latin published in 1806. The French naturalist Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck (1744-1829) was one of the first, before Darwin, to have understood the theoretical necessity of the evolution of living beings. André Pichot (1950 - ...), a CNRS researcher in epistemology and the history of science, goes so far as to say that the qualifiers concerning the theories of these two scientists should be reversed: Lamarckian transformism is a true theory of evolution, whereas that Darwinian evolutionism is mostly an adaptive transformation of species. Before devoting himself to the zoology of insects and worms, Lamarck was first a botanist. He is the author of numerous articles published in "The Botanical Encyclopedia" between 1783-1796 and "French Flora" (3 vols., 1779). In the third edition of this work (of which a copy is part of this set), for which Augustin de Candolle brings samples from Switzerland, Lamarck brings to the attention of new plants. Its purpose is to arrange plants into categories according to their actual structures and, at the same time, provide the public with a convenient and safe way to identify plants. Lamarck adopts the binary clas … [Click Below for Full Description]
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