CHOMEL, Pierre Jean Baptiste. Abrégé de l'histoire des plantes usuelles, dans lequel on donne leurs noms différens tant françois que latins.
Paris, Claude Jean Baptiste Bauche fils, 1739.
Three volumes 12mo (165x90 mm), xlviii-(36)-350 pages / (8)-[347-930]-(10) pages / (18)-214-116-(4) pages. binding : Contemporary full sheep, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces. Caps slighlty worn, corners bumped. Few foxings.
Although a botanist, Chomel gives here a work that looks more like a pharmacopoeia than a treatise on botany. For each plant approached he offers us "the way to use it, the dose & the main pharmacy compositions, in which they are used"
The third volume consists of the "Supplement", the "Catalogus plantarum officinalium" and the catalog of the bookseller Clouzier.
Price : 300 €