Les Champignons: Histoire – Description – Culture – Usages


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    Third Edition.

    27cm x 17.5cm. xii, 231, 274 pages, 60 chromolithographic plates. Quarter leather, dark green cloth, gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt. Text is in French.

    Mushrooms: History, description, culture, uses of edible, poisonous, suspicious species used in the arts, industry, home economics, medicine. “The French mycologist and physician François Simon Cordier (1797-1874) published his first small book on fungi with 11 handcoloured lithographs in 1826 – a second edition followed in 1836. Many years later, at the age of 73, he presented [this] considerably enlarged version with chromolithographed plates by his daughter Aimee Delville-Cordier.” (Christian Volbracht: Oft im Schatten der Manner – Frauen als Malerinnen von Pilzen. Ex Zeitschrift fur Mykologie 88(2), 2022.) VOLBRACHT 427.

    Small amounts of rubbing to cloth and leather. Minor foxing. Very Good Condition.

    $1,200.00 AUD

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