1196. [Botany - Gardens]
3 vol., 12mo: front.-xxxvi-358-, v/xvi-510, 442 pp.; 12 pl. (occ. soiling, also to some outer margins of fold. engr., marg. wormtrack in lower margin of vol. II).
Contemp. marbled calf, gilt orn. spines with raised bands, red edges (rubbed).
First edition of the translation by Philippe-Florent de Puisieux (1713-1772) of "The new improvements of planting and gardening" (1st ed.: 1717). Ill. with 1 front. and 12 fold. pl. of plants, insects, instruments, buildings engraved by Pierre-François Legrand.
Ref. Pritzel 1076 (English ed.). - Not in Nissen (BBI).
Prov. Paternostre 1789 (ms. ownership entry).
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