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François ANDRÉ-MICHAUX
Histoire des noyers de l'Amérique septentrionale considérés principalement sous les rapports de leur usage dans les arts et de leur introduction dans le commerce.
Paris: Imprimerie L. Haussmann et d'Hautel, 1811. François André Michaux (1770-1855), botanist, was the son of the eminent naturalist André Michaux. He obtained a medical degree in his native France and ventured as far north as Canada, as far south as Florida, and as far west as Kentucky and Tennessee during visits to America, 1785- 90, 1801-03, and 1806-08. Michaux met the mostprominent American botanists during his travels and published several works on botany and forestry. Having become acquainted with TJ, John Vaughan, Caspar Wistar, and other officers, Michaux secured election to the American Philosophical Society in 1809 and eventually left it a significant bequest. He spent much of his later life administering the Harcourt estate in Normandy, where he established France's first public arboretum in 1851.Beautiful botanical illustration engraved in color and decorated by hand.
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