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CORNUT, JACQUES PHILIPPE
Canadensium Plantarum...Historia... Enchiridion Botanicum.
Paris: S. le Moyne,, 1635. First edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 4to (236 x 180 mm) Modern pebble leather binding with new end papers. Bookplates of Ashton Allis on new front pastedown Edward Sanford Burgess present on recto of original free end paper, respectively. [16] 1-238 [2] [158 as 358, 220 as 196] pp+ 68 full-page, copper engraved plates, all botanical. Ink manuscript present on verso of front free end paper, inscriptions in ink on title page and numerous notations, mainly in the Enchiridion. The text block has usual browning from age, some minor fore edge damp staining away from text, and occasional light foxing. The plates have been attributed to Pierre Valet. This is the first description of the Canadian Flora. Cornut was a French botanist and physician who never visited North America, but instead received the majority of his plant specimens from the Robins family, who supervised the gardens of Henry IV and the garden of the Paris Faculty of Medicine, and the Morin family, who owned several Parisian commercial nurseries. Over thirty species from eastern North America are here described and illustrated for the first time; the importance of which recognized by Linnaeus over a century later as he consulted this work in order to better understand the plants of that region. Cornut also included five South African bulb plants, again illustrated here for the first time. Provenance: Bookplates of Ashton Allis on new front pastedown Edward Sanford Burgess present on recto of original free end paper, respectively. Edward Sandford Burgess, the eldest child of Chalon a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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