Sale: 405 / Rare Books, May 27./28. 2013 in Hamburg Lot 551

 
Sebastien Vaillant - Botanicon parisiense. 1727.


 
551
Sebastien Vaillant
Botanicon parisiense. 1727.
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,755
Sold:
€ 1,200 / $ 1.404

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Vaillant, S., Botanicon Parisiense ou denombrement par ordre alphabetique des plantes, qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris. Mit gest. Titelvignette, 1 gefalt. Kupferkarte und 33 Kupfertafeln. Leiden/Amsterdam, Verbeek und Lakeman 1727. Manuskript-Pgt. d. Zt. Folio. 18 Bll., XII S., 2 Bll., 205 S., 24 Bll.

Erste Ausgabe. - "Sébastien Vaillant is honored in France as the man who first understood the nature of sex in plants. He spent many years on the preparation of his 'Botanicon parisiense', in which he developed his study of sexual characteristics, but died before the work could be published" (Hunt). - Ohne das Porträt. - Vereinzelt gering stockfl. Einbd. leicht fleckig und gering bestoßen. Schönes, innen sauberes und breitrandiges Exemplar.

Nissen, Bot. 2033. - Hunt 470. - Pritzel 9657.

First edition. With engr. title vignette, 1 folding copper map and 33 copper plates. Contemp. vellum manuscript. 18 ll., XII pp., 2 ll., 205 pp., 24 ll. - Lacking portrait. - Bindings slightly stained and scuffed. Fine, inside clen and broad-margined copy.

551
Sebastien Vaillant
Botanicon parisiense. 1727.
Estimate:
€ 1,500 / $ 1,755
Sold:
€ 1,200 / $ 1.404

(incl. 20% surcharge)