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ROQUES, Joseph. Plantes usuelles, indigènes et exotiques, dessinées et coloriées d'après nature, avec la description de leurs caractères distinctifs et de leurs propriétés médicales. 1807-1808.

Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 

ROQUES, Joseph. 

Plantes usuelles, indigènes et exotiques, dessinées et coloriées d'après nature, avec la description de leurs caractères distinctifs et de leurs propriétés médicales. 

Paris, Chez l'auteur (et Vve Hocquart), 1807-1808.

Two 4to (240x180 mm), (4)-266 pages and 72 plates / (4)-278-(1) pages and 61 plates.  binding : Contemporary quarter sheep, flat spines. Covers rubbed. Fresh copy (only protective sheets have few foxings). Little marginal tear on Vol 1, p.53. 

Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 

First edition.
Joseph Roques (1772-1850) is a botanist who remains famous for his beautiful illustrated editions of flora which will remain references in the 19th century.

Our copy is complete with 133 finely watercolor plates grouping several hundred subjects (we also have the errata leaves on volume II which is often missing).
The author tells us in his preliminary speech that the execution of the engravings "was entrusted to Artists of distinguished merit". The result is a delicacy of the illustrations which clearly stood out from the lot of botany textbooks of the time.

provenance: Stamp on blank and frontispiece " Guitet pharmacien à Angers", possibly Benoît-François Guittet (1771-1860).

Price : 4500 €

Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
Photo ROQUES, Joseph. 
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