Histoire Naturelle des Champignons comestibles et vénéneux

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Histoire Naturelle des Champignons comestibles et vénéneux

By Sicard, Guillaume

SKU# 18609

$ 825.00

Pp. xv, 308; 75 full page plates (73 are brilliant chromolithographs with 411 individual botanical illustrations of mushrooms, 2 are plain anatomical diagrams).  Publisher’s original one quarter brown morocco leather, spine with four raised bands set off gilt decorations, lettered in gilt in two compartments and with gilt floral designs in the other four compartments, over brown marbled boards with attractive blue marbled endpapers inside, sm 4to (10 3/4 x 7 inches; 27 x 18 cm).  The monograph provides a detailed and precise overview of the current state of knowledge of cryptogams, edible or poisonous, to form a complete work that can be consulted by anyone interested in the study of fungi.  It is rich in scientific and botanical details, accompanied by superb color illustrations and with vast analytical indexes.  The text is in French.  No ownership marks and almost no signs of use.

Publisher Librairie Charles Delagrave
Publisher Place Paris
Date Published 1884
Date Published Estimated No
Edition Second edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description There is some tanning to the outer page margins of the text block, folding defect to page 101 with no effect to the text, the morocco binding and marbled boards are very bright and clean; a tight copy in near fine condition.
Limited Edition