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Doctor Syntax in a Court of Justice
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Doctor Syntax in a Court of Justice

By [Law]

London, 1820. Good + overall. A colored aquatint of a courtroom by Rowlandson, the great English caricaturist. The scene appears to concern a man and woman, she perhaps pregnant. The courtroom is quite elegant. 7 x 5", with larger margins, the margins with some marks that would frame out.

$20.00

Winslow Homer, Frederic Church & Arthur Lumley, engravings in Harper's Weekly
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Winslow Homer, Frederic Church & Arthur Lumley, engravings in Harper's Weekly

By Homer, Winslow [Gloucester, Mass; Central Park NY]

New York: Harper's Weekly, 1873. Very good overall. Three wood engravings by American masters, including a full page engraving entitled "Gloucester Harbor" by Winslow Homer, depicting two rowboats full of boys on a lazy summer day, with many sailing vessels in the distance (p844), in this complete issue. Accompanied by a double spread wood engraving by Arthur Lumley, entitled "Taking the Reins - A Familiar Scene in Central Park", showing two young girls in a goat drawn carriage in the Park, with a small girl with hoop reaching out to feed the animals, and a tall elegantly dressed black coachman at the right (pp848 - 849); and a half page wood engraving by Frederic Church entitled, "Amateur Naturalists" showing a mother and 2 young women collecting butterflies in a country meadow. Published in Harper's Weekly, a long running American newspaper well-known for its woodcut illustrations. Illustrations signed in the image. Folio, pp 841 - 856. 11 1/2 x 16 1/2", a few closed tears, some ruffling at right foredge, the woodcuts bright and clean.

$125.00

Red platypus, Ornithorhynchus rufus.  Color engraving
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Red platypus, Ornithorhynchus rufus. Color engraving

By [Cuvier, Baron]

London: G. B. Whittaker, 1825. Very good condition. An appealing hand colored copper engraving depicting a red platypus, from 'The Animal Kingdom' by Baron Cuvier. The hind limb of this male platypus clearly showing the venomous spur. English zoologist George Shaw wrote in 1799 of a specimen sent to England, that it had an extraordinary "conformation", appearing to have the beak of a duck grafted on to the head of a quadruped. Engraved by Edward or Harriet Griffith, and signed "Griffith" in the image. 5 1/4 x 8 1/4" on paper 5 7/8 x 9 1/4", full impression mark visible.

$145.00

Nlle. Hollande.  Cabanes du port du Roi Georges (3 pieds de haut) (with) Cabanes de la baie Jervis (6 pieds de haut.) with Nlle. Zelande.  Cabanes de l'anse de l'Astrolabe (3 pieds de haut.) (with) Cabanes de l'anse des torrens. (4 piedes de haut.).  Color lithograph
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Nlle. Hollande. Cabanes du port du Roi Georges (3 pieds de haut) (with) Cabanes de la baie Jervis (6 pieds de haut.) with Nlle. Zelande. Cabanes de l'anse de l'Astrolabe (3 pieds de haut.) (with) Cabanes de l'anse des torrens. (4 piedes de haut.). Color lithograph

By Dumont D'Urville, J. De Sainson

Paris, 1833. First edition. Very good condition. An interesting lithograph comparing aboriginal habitations in Albany, Western Australia, Jervis Bay and New Zealand, from the official report of the voyage, "Voyage de la Corvette L'Astrolabe..." under the command of Jules Dumont D'Urville. The voyage had a particular focus on the aborigines and ethnography they encountered. Plate 18, lithograph with tasteful later hand color, printed on laid paper with wide margins. 19 1/4 x 13 1/8" including captions. From 'Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe execute par ordre du roi, pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829...'. Oval blind embossed seal, "Voyage de l'Astrolabe, Dumont D'Urville Commandant, J. T" at bottom edge.

$375.00

Views of Fremantle W.A. in 1892
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Views of Fremantle W.A. in 1892

By Rider & Mercer

Ballarat, Victoria: Rider & Mercer, 1892. A scarce "Supplement to the West Australian and the Western Mail". The central view is of Fremantle Harbor without docks. It is surrounded by various small views of Fremantle and advertisements for Fremantle merchants. In the lower left corner it states; "The advertisements on this sheet are contracted for by Wellesley A. Parker Palace Hotel, Melbourne, Vic.". In excellent condition - a small fold intersection in a blank area with very slt. loss and a couple of minor closed tears in margin. Approximately 37 x 24" plus margins.

$4500.00

A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931
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A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931

By [Rugby]

A collection of 49 original woodblock prints of rugby images starting from the beginning of the differentiation between rugby and football (soccer). The prints are from newspapers of the time such as the Illustrated London News; The Graphic; Harper's Weekly; the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News; the Illustrated Times; Every Saturday; Black and White and The Sphere. The earlier images were drawn by artists such as Smith, Thomas, W. R. Wollen, P. Naumann, W. Stanfield Sturgess, S. T. Dadd; Stewart Browne, Meisenbach, Cleaver, Max Cowper, etc. The later images are photogravures. Images vary in size and measurements and excluding margins are approximately for 1/3 page (8x4"); 1/2 page (9x6 1/2"); full page (12 x 9 1/2"); double page 19 1/2x 13"). The prints are listed by title, artist, date, publication, size and occasional comments. Foot Ball at Rugby, Smyth, 1845, ILN, 1/3, One of the earliest views of modern Rugby. Called a "skrummage" (sic) in the text on verso; Winter Amusements: Football, Anon, 1868, Illustrated Times, full; Football at Rugby, W. Thomas, 1870, Every Saturday, full, colored; International Football Match- England v. Scotland, W. S., 1872, Graphic, full. 2nd ever International match, played Feb. 5th and won by England; Game at Yokohama, Japan, J.N., 1874, Graphic, full. Probably played between British ex-patriots; A Football Match in Calcutta. J. Durham, 1875, Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, half; The Afghan War- Football Match by the 50-9th Regiment at Khelat-i-Gilzai., W. C. H. 79, 1879, Graphic, full; Football- Oxford v. Cambridge, C.R.H.M del, [1880], half, colored; Boys versus Men- The Rival Teams, Anon, 1880, Graphic, half; Football Sketches. Running with the Ball, W. C. Walter, 1880, Graphic, half; Football - A Maul in Goal, W. B. Wollen, 1882, ILN, half, colored; Our Great Football Match - "Pelicans" versus "Phantoms", J. S. B., 1882, Graphic, full; Football - "Collared", none, 1883, Harper's Weekly, full, colored; Football Sketches, Forestier, 1887, ILN, 2/3; The Maori Football Team: 1st Match at Richmond, Oct. 3- Against the Surrey Club, W.R. Wollen, 1888, ILN, full. Forerunner of full representative team of 1905; Cadbury's Cocoa, J.B.B., 1888, ILN & Graphic, full; American & English Football. With Nine Illustrations from Instantaneous Photographs (&) England vs. Scotland. From the Painting by W. H. Overend, 1889, Harper's Weekly, double page, with single page on verso; Football- Match between England and Scotland in the Athletic Grounds, Richmond., P. Naumann, 1891, ILN, half, colored; The Great Schools of England 5 - Rugby School from the Close, none, 1891, ILN, double; Elliman's Universal Embrocation, W. Stanfield Sturgess, 1891, ILN & Graphic, 1/3; International Football: England v. Wales. The Match at Blackheath. A Photograph of the English Team, W. R. Wollen, 1892, ILN, 2 half pages; Football- North v. South at Richmond, S.T.D., 1892, Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, full; England versus Scotland- the International Football Match played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh..., Stewart Browne, 1892, Black and White, double; The England and Scotland Football Match at Edinburgh: the English Team, Ayton, photographer, 1892, ILN, half, colored; The First International Football Match in France- the Match between Rosslyn Park Football Club, London, and the Stade Francais of Paris at Levallois-Perret., Meisenbach, 1892, Graphic, half; Rugby Union Football: "Well Saved! - Hard Lines!", Naumann; Wollen, 1893, ILN, full; Football- Cardiff v. Blackheath, S.T. Dadd; Swain sc., 1893, Illus. Sporting & Dramatic News, full; International Football Match (England v. Wales) on Jan 6, at Birkenhead Park; 1st Try for England, Wollen, [1894], ILN, half, colored; University Rugby Football Teams. The Cambridge Team. The Oxford Team, Meisenbach, 1894, ILN, 2 half pages; The England and Ireland Rugby- Football Match at Richmond, Burgess, 1898, ILN, double; The Oxford and Cambridge Rugby Football Match at Queen's Club, Cleaver, 1897, ILN, half; Well Passed (margin damaged), Max Cowper, 1900, Black and White, double; The North v. South Football Match at Bristol on Dec 15, Cleaver, 1900, ILN, full, colored; The National Game of the Season- A Scrummage in a Rugby Match, Ernest Prater, 1900, The Sphere, double; Cadbury's Cocoa, 1901, full; The Great Rugby Match at Blackheath - Scotland versus England, Ernest Prater, 1901, full; The National Game of the Season- A Scrummage in a Rugby Match, Cleaver, 1902, ILN, full, colored; The Drawn Inter-University Rugby Football Match at Queens Club, Dec 13. Players & Spectators, Cleaver, 1902, ILN, full, colored; International Rugby Football: England v. Scotland at Richmond, Cleaver, 1903, ILN, half; Sport Moderne - La Partie de Foot-Ball, 1903, l'Illustration, full; The First Team to Beat the New Zealanders - The Victorious Wales XV, A&G Taylor, Cardiff, 1905, Graphic, half; The Great Rugby Football Match at the Crystal Palace: The New Zealand XV (&) England v. New Zealand: How the Second Try was Scored, Russell & Sons photog.(&) drawn by Frank Gillett, 1905, Graphic, 2 half pages; The Great Rugby Football Match at the Crystal Palace: The England XV., Russell & Sons photog., 1905, Graphic, half; The Opening of the Australian Rugby Tour, Michael, 1908, Black & White, full; The Defeat of England by Wales (photo), 1907, Black & White, full; How the Harlequins beat Blackheath at Twickenham, by E.P. Leigh-Bennett, J. Dodworth, 1924, Graphic, full; The Sports Page - Blackheath 1888-89, 1930, Graphic, half; The Sports Page - Rosslyn Park 1930-31, 1930, Graphic, half; Oxford Win, 1931, Graphic, full.

$6000.00

History of the Society of Iconophiles of the City of New York
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History of the Society of Iconophiles of the City of New York

By Lawrence, Richard Hoe

New York: Society of Iconophiles, 1930. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. First edition, limited issue, one of 186 copies, illustrated with numerous collotype plates, all very bright and clean. The society was formed in 1894 by William L. Andrews (1837-1920), "in search of the historical and picturesque" in order to preserve the historical heritage of the city of New York. Includes catalogues of prints and books published by the Society. 4to, xii, color frontispiece, 290pp, plates, teg. Original quarter tan morocco with tan boards. Gilt emblem of the society at the front board, gilt title to spine. Spine gently rubbed, front board slightly dusty; plates bright and clean.

$200.00

Sunnyside - on - Hudson
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Sunnyside - on - Hudson

By Currier & Ives

New York: Currier & Ives, 115 Nassau St., 1877. View of Washington Irving's home on the Hudson, with the river in the background. Irving was considered America's first full-time man of letters. Lithograph with handsome original hand color, the paper toned overall, the color very bright. 12 3/8 x 9" with standard margins. Framed in a handsome period wood gilt rimmed frame with acid free mat and backing. Not listed in Conningham; Gale-6358. The other more common C & I "Sunnyside-on-the-Hudson" is Conningham no. 5893. The Currier and Ives address at 115 Nassau St. covers the period between 1877-1894.

$375.00

Historic Tales of Olden Time: Concerning the Early Settlement and Advancement of New-York city and State.  For the Use of Families and Schools
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Historic Tales of Olden Time: Concerning the Early Settlement and Advancement of New-York city and State. For the Use of Families and Schools

By Watson, John F.

New York: W. E. Dean, printer; Collins and Hannay, 1832. First edition. Hardcover. Good condition. Lovely lithographic views of New York City contained in this volume, including a frontispiece with 2 lithographic views of New York City: "Fort Amsterdam & Village 1623" & "New York 1832", and 9 other views. Small 8vo, v, [iii] pp, 214 pp. Bound in the original red quarter cloth and green paper covered boards with the printed spine label. Spine chipped at top, boards rubbed; some fox spotting throughout. OCLC: 1102017451 records a copy at the Library of Congress.

$145.00

Parrot, Italian Renaissance woodblock print
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Parrot, Italian Renaissance woodblock print

By Aldrovandi, Ulisse

Bologna, Italy: Typis Nicolai Tebaldini, 1599. Very good condition. Striking folio sized Italian Renaissance woodblock print of a parrot from a work by Ulisse Aldrovandi, considered by Carl Linnaeus and the Comte de Buffon to be the father of the study of natural history. A handsome parrot with curved beak and long tail feathers perches on a wooden stand. Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522 - 1605), was the noted Renaissance naturalist recognized for his systematic and accurate observations of animals, plants, and minerals. Aldrovandi was also the founder of the University of Bologna Botanical Gardens, one of the oldest in Italy. Text printed on verso. From 'Ornithologiae hoc est De auibus historiae..' OCLC: 889430533.

$175.00

Green-Wood Illustrated. In Highly Finished Line Engraving, from Drawings Taken on the Spot
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Green-Wood Illustrated. In Highly Finished Line Engraving, from Drawings Taken on the Spot

By Smillie, James; Nehemiah Cleaveland

New York: R. Martin, 1847. Hardcover. Good condition. Part of the Robert Martin series on American rural cemeteries, this work on Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn NY, with fine engravings by James Smillie, the noted engraver of landscapes, and bank note engraver. With a maple leaf impression still retaining some original color, made by a previous owner & titled in pencil, 'Valley of Connecticut 1862' on the title page tissue guard. 4to, 95pp, map with vignettes, and 19 full page steel engravings. Three quarter green leather and gilt decorated green cloth, with gilt illustration on front board titled "Entrance to Greenwood". Boards present but lacking spine Plates mostly bright and clean. As is.

$125.00

Swan prints, a pair of Italian Renaissance woodblock prints
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Swan prints, a pair of Italian Renaissance woodblock prints

By Aldrovandi, Ulisse

Bologna, Italy: Typis Nicolai Tebaldini, 1599. Very good condition. Handsome folio sized Italian Renaissance woodblock prints of swans in profile from a work by Ulisse Aldrovandi, considered by Carl Linnaeus and the Comte de Buffon to be the father of the study of natural history. The first titled, "Cycnus adulatus cum iunco levi", depicting a very bold swan standing on one foot on a rock in a pond; the second "Cycnus etiamnum pullus, Ferraria missus", depicting a swan in profile facing to the right, standing on a small log at the edge of a pond. Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522 - 1605), was the noted Renaissance naturalist recognized for his systematic and accurate observations of animals, plants, and minerals. Aldrovandi was also the founder of the University of Bologna Botanical Gardens, one of the oldest in Italy. Plates 8 & 9, text printed on verso of each. From 'Ornithologiae hoc est De auibus historiae..' OCLC: 889430533.

$225.00

The Blue Passion Flower.  Mezzotint
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The Blue Passion Flower. Mezzotint

By Thornton, Dr. Robert John

London: Dr. Thornton, 1811. Very good overall. From the small folio "Lottery" edition of The Temple of Flora, the stunning tropical climbing plant is depicted against the trunk of a large tree, with many open and partially opened flowers with white outer petals and pale and dark blue centers. Accompanied by the printed text sheet. After the painting by Philip Reinagle, beautifully engraved by Caldwell. Printed in color and finished by hand, from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora", the greatest English color plate flower book. The prints for The Temple of Flora were very expensive to produce, leading to Thornton being forced to sell them at lottery, the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent. Color mezzotint 9 x 12", with wide margins. Slightly sunned, slight mat burn.

$275.00

Halley's Comet and Anti-Semitism in 1493, in the Liber chronicarum- Nuremberg Chronicle, an individual page from the Chronicle
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Halley's Comet and Anti-Semitism in 1493, in the Liber chronicarum- Nuremberg Chronicle, an individual page from the Chronicle

By Schedel, Hartmann; Wolgemuth, Michel and Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm (ills)

Germany: Anton Koberger, 1493. First edition. Very good condition. This print depicts the alleged ritual murder of the child Simon of Trent (Italy), a boy whose murder was blamed on the city's Jewish leaders, based on his body being allegedly found in a Jewish home, and the forced confessions of Jews who were tortured. The entire Jewish community of Trent was forced to admit to "blood libel" the accusation that because of Jewish hatred for Christianity, Jews allegedly murdered Christian children in order to use their blood for religious rituals. Fifteen of the Jewish leaders were sentenced to death and burned at the stake, and the trial gave rise to Christian violence against Jews. The verso is illustrated with 3 wood cuts, including Halley's Comet, which Edmond Halley, English astronomer, predicted would return every 76 years. The other two wood cuts depict Christian, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway; and Hercules, Duke of Ferrara. This work by Schedel [1440-1514] is an illustrated world history which is based on the Bible, which follows the story of human history related in the Bible and includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel it appeared in 1493. It is a well documented incunabulum, one of the first to successfully combine illustrations and text. This epic history divides human history into seven ages. Published and printed by Anton Koberger, the godfather of Albrecht Durer and the most successful German publisher of his day. The woodcut illustrations were made in the workshop of Michael Wolgemut [1434 - 1519], with an unprecedented number of 1,809 illustrations. These wood blocks include views of cities and towns, battles, kings, and saints. Some images represent actual cities, and other images are purely imaginative. Approximately 12 x 17 1/4", b&w.

$700.00

Bigarreau Commun (Bigarreau Cherry). Color engraving
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Bigarreau Commun (Bigarreau Cherry). Color engraving

By Poiteau, Pierre Antoine; Pierre Jean Francois Turpin

Paris: Chez F.G. Levrault, 1835. Very good condition. Lovely color stipple engraving of a Bigarreau cherry branch and fruit from the 'Traite des Arbres Fruitiers' commonly considered to be the finest work on fruit ever printed. Pierre-Antoine Poiteau (1766 - 1854) was a French botanist, gardener and botanical artist. In 1835, with Pierre Jean François Turpin, Poiteau published a new edition of the Traite des arbres fruitiers (Treatise of the fruit trees) by Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau. Plate size 9 1/2 x 12'; paper 12 1/2 x 19 3/4". OCLC: 1029996597.

$345.00

Murier Noir (Black Mulberry). Color engraving
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Murier Noir (Black Mulberry). Color engraving

By Poiteau, Pierre Antoine; Pierre Jean Francois Turpin

Paris: Chez F.G. Levrault, 1835. Very good condition. Lovely color stipple engraving of a black mulberry from the 'Traite des Arbres Fruitiers' commonly considered to be the finest work on fruit ever printed. Pierre-Antoine Poiteau (1766 - 1854) was a French botanist, gardener and botanical artist. In 1835, with Pierre-Jean-François Turpin, Poiteau published a new edition of the Traité des arbres fruitiers (Treatise of the fruit trees) by Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau. Plate size 9 1/2 x 12'; paper 12 1/2 x 19 3/4". OCLC: 1029996597.

$345.00

Large Scale Map of Tibet and environs, 6 sheets
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Large Scale Map of Tibet and environs, 6 sheets

By Du Halde, Jean Baptiste

London: Edward Cave, at St. John's Gate, 1738. Good condition. Maps of Tibet from the Edward Cave folio edition of this important encyclopedic work on Chinese culture, history and society, by a French Jesuit who specialized in China. Du Halde's work inspired great interest in China among Europeans, and was a ground breaking work in geography. The 6 sheets include the second through the seventh: 1. The Second Sheet of Tibet, containing the Country [of Little Bukharia] to ye West of Tursan; 2. The Third Sheet included in the map of Tibet, containing the parts [of Little Bukharia] about Kathghar. 3. The fourth Sheet comprized in the Map of Tibet containing in particular the country of the Tartars of Koko Nor; 4. The fifth Sheet, which is properly the first, of Tibet, as bounded by China & including the country of the Si-san. 5. The Sixth sheet, which is properly the Second of Tibet, containing the Country to the East of Lasa; and 6. The Seventh sheet, which is properly the third sheet of Tibet, including the Country in the Neighbourhood of the Tsanpu to the west of Lasa. Copper engraving, period folds. Engraved map on 6 sheets, a few sheets with loss to lower margin; 5th sheet with chip top edge, some loss to title. 11 1/4 x 10" with margins. The book: Cordier BS 50; Löwendahl 409; Lust 15.

$950.00

"Tenderest of Children".  Lithograph
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"Tenderest of Children". Lithograph

Verlag Gustav Kuhn in New Ruppin, 1840. Very good overall. Charming German hand colored lithograph with titles in English, German and French. Depicting a brother and sister in a wooded tropical landscape, the brother tenderly bandaging the bare foot of his seated sister. Lith. v. Bulow printed below image. Printed below title: London, C. Louis & Co.; Berlin, Reinhold Kuhn; Stockholm, P. A. Huldberg. Image approximately 11 x 15 1/2". Slightly toned, small chip top edge, some damp stains to verso at lower edge, nevertheless a beautiful example of high quality German lithography.

$275.00

Etats Unis D'Amerique. Part 2

By Rochelle, M. Roux de

Paris: Firmin Didot Freres, 1837. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Part 2 of L'Univers Pittoresque Amerique, illustrated with 96 wonderful engraved plates of scenes in the Eastern U. S., including West Point (p258), Philadelphia, New York, the Palisades, Lake George, Boston and more. The author was the French Minister to America, 1829-1831. 8vo, 400 pp, folding map of the United States to date & 96 full page steel engravings, text printed in two columns. Green gilt cloth with the original printed papered hardboards, rubbed at edges o/w a nice copy with mild scattered fox spotting. Sabin 73516, Howes R473.

$125.00

Fraisier a Fleurs Doubles (Strawberry with double flowers). Color engraving
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Fraisier a Fleurs Doubles (Strawberry with double flowers). Color engraving

By Poiteau, Pierre Antoine; Pierre Jean Francois Turpin

Paris: Chez F.G. Levrault, 1835. Very good condition. Lovely color stipple engraving of a strawberry with double white flowers from the 'Traite des Arbres Fruitiers' commonly considered to be the finest work on fruit ever printed. Pierre-Antoine Poiteau (1766 - 1854) was a French botanist, gardener and botanical artist. In 1835, with Pierre-Jean-François Turpin, Poiteau published a new edition of the Traité des arbres fruitiers (Treatise of the fruit trees) by Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau. Plate size 9 1/2 x 12'; paper 12 1/2 x 19 3/4". OCLC: 1029996597.

$345.00

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