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Turpin, P. J. F."
Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches. Botanique. Classee d'apres la methode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu. Vegetaux, Acotyledons - Monocotyledons - Dicotyledons."
Paris, Strasbourg, Levrault, 1816-1830. Three parts in five. 8vo (19.9 x 12.4 cm). Atlases with indexes and 497 of 501 [106, 82, 309 (of 313)] stipple-engraved plates (nearly all partly or - the vast majority - wholly finely hand-coloured) by Turpin himself. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards, four raised bands with gilt stippled linings, rich gilt spine feet, gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. This set includes fine, detailed images of all the plants discussed in the famous Dictionnaire. The plates are in a very rare hand-coloured edition. The first part (in one volume), deals with the mosses, seaweeds, ferns, mushrooms, etc.; the second part, also in one volume, covers the grasses, palms, and bulbs; the third part (in three volumes) contains the other higher plants. The first part has the plates numbered up to 103, but the first 35 plates are not numbered and the numbering starts with plate 36 (numbered as 33), but many following plates are not numbered either. The Dictionnaire also consists of a zoological series but that is not included, this being the botanical section. Eleven plates cut loose, lacks plates 12, 14, 99 and 109 in volume 3; a few tissue-guards are a bit spotted but the plates are remarkably clean. In all, a good set, especially regarding the individual plates. Very rare. Nissen Bbi, 2239, Stafleu and Cowan, Very fine condition."
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