BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108
DUHAMEL DE MONCEAU, HENRI LOUIS
Traité des arbres et arbustes qui se cultivent en France en pleine terre. Paris: H.L. Guerin and L.F. Delatour, 1755
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 4to (250 x 191mm.), half-titles, 4 folding engraved plates, 250 woodcut plates, numerous engraved head-pieces, contemporary mottled calf, minor occasional tears or spotting, spines splitting with minor loss to ends, rubbed
The large woodcut illustrations are partially printed from woodblocks made by Giogio Liberale and Wolfgang Meyerpeck. They were originally made for Mattioli's herbal and Duhamel subsequently acquired them for the use in this extensive work.
Nissen BBI 547
George Baillie (1664–1738), engraved armorial bookplate applied posthumously; thence by descent to the Earls of Haddington
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