Histoire des Champignons Comestibles et Veneneux Ornee de Figures Coloriees Reresentant les Principales Especes dans leurs Dimensions Naturelles;


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    First Edition.

    30.5cm x 23cm. [iv], 192 pages, 24 colour plates. Quarter leather, marbled papered boards, gilt lettering and decoration, marbled endpapers. Text is in French.

    [History of edible and poisonous mushrooms, decorated with colored figures representing the main species in their natural dimensions; where we expose their distinctive characteristics, their nutritional and economic properties, their harmful effects and the means of guaranteeing or remedying them, a useful work for mushroom lovers, doctors, naturalists, rural owners, mayors of cities and countryside, etc.] First edition of one of the most important (and beautifully illustrated) early works on edible wild mushrooms and fungi in France. VOLBRACHT 1793.

    Early leather binding. Some tanning and foxing to the interior, more so to the text than the plates. Very Good Condition.

    $3,000.00 AUD

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