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Anatomie des Plantes qui Contient Une Description exacte ed leurs parties 7 de leurs usages. Traduite de L'Anglois de Monsieur Grew de la Societé Royale.


Published by Lambert Roulland, Paris, 1675
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First French edition. 8vo (12.3 x 8.3 cm). Contemporary mottled calf with raised bands on spine and floral decoration in gilt in panels. Title is in gilt. All edges of text are in red. Worm holes in lower panels that extend into gutter of text block that only affects loss of part of a letter. Engraved frontispiece [22] 1-215 [1-colophon] [12] pp. Fourteen (14) engraved plates inserted through text on unnumbered leaves; plates that contain figures 3, 4, 5, 14 and figures 6, 7, 9, 11 are repeated and inserted into the text place appropriate for each figure. Engraved head-pieces including emblematic of botany for dedicatory Epistle, and three scenes as chapter headings: two men examining plants, two gardeners, two botanists with a microscope and nine engraved cul-de-lamps of varying size. Text and engravings are clean and bright. This first French translation is important in the history microscopes as being the first publication to illustrate a tripod compound microscope. The images were not present in the first English edition of 1672. The two examples of microscopes are found in the engraved frontispiece where there is a small, but very early tripod compound microscope on the table next to Flora. In the vignette at the on the first page, 193, of the VIth chapter is a man using a compound microscope. The compound microscope in both images is most likely an Italian made at that period. It is important to note that Grew published his first Anatomy of plants book 10 years after the seminal work of Robert Hooke and the French edition is the first to illustrate a compound tripod microscope. (LeFanu, Nehemiah Grew, #3, p.79). Bookseller Inventory # 0000204

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Title: Anatomie des Plantes qui Contient Une ...

Publisher: Lambert Roulland, Paris

Publication Date: 1675

Binding: Full Calf

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First French edition.

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