Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 342

 
Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau - Traité des Arbres, 1755.


 
342
Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau
Traité des Arbres, 1755.
Estimate:
€ 600 / $ 684
Sold:
€ 480 / $ 547

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Duhamel Du Monceau, (H. L.), Traité des arbres et arbustes qui se cultivent en France en pleine terre. Vol. II (of 2). With 3 copper plates (2 folding), 111 woodcut plates and 81 coppers in the text. Paris, H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour 1755. Contemp. calf with 2 labels in colours on spine and floral gilt spine. 4to. 2 ll., 387 pp.
Nissen 547. - Pritzel 2469. - Hunt 552. - Plesch Coll. I, 224. - Cf. Mantel I, 223. - First edition. - "Most of the woodcuts are from the original blocks used for the 'large Mattioli' (first publ. Venice, Valgrisi 1558) with the missing trees cut in a similar style" (Plesch). - Book block slightly broken. Binding rubbed and bumped, spine ends and outer joints defective (upper spine end with small defective spot), 1 edge wormed. Inside fine and clean copy.

342
Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau
Traité des Arbres, 1755.
Estimate:
€ 600 / $ 684
Sold:
€ 480 / $ 547

(incl. 20% surcharge)