PLANAZU, François Joseph Rey. Œuvres d’Agriculture.
Paris, Grangé, 1786-1787.
26 parts in one 4to (254x195 mm) with 30 plates (29 colored). Parts 21 and 22, swapped, without text or imprint, as issued. binding : Contemporary half red morocco, gilt flat spine. Binding slightly rubbed.
The first edition, rare when complete as here.
Very rare complete set of an illustrated series of privately-printed essays on agricultural inventions, with beautiful hand coloured plates. In 1786, scientist Rey de Planazu was invited to various estates in France to advise the landowners on new technological ideas designed to improve agricultural production. The results of these were published in a series of privately-printed pamphlets which provide details and illustrations of innovative farming inventions.
Price : 6000 €