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Antique 1719 English "The Compleat Herbal" Volume 1 First Edition Book

$4,500

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This antique first edition book titled "The Compleat Herbal" or 'The botanical institutions of Mr. Tournefort' was published in 1719 in England on paper and bound in leather in the period George 1 style. The book is comprised of six hundred and twenty five pages, translated from the original latin with additions from formidable contemporaries including an index which outlines the names and medicinal virtues of various plants, and illustrated with over five hundred copper engravings. This book is intended to be instructive and for general use based on the work of Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, the chief botanist to the French King who is credited for developing the first clear definition of the genus of plants. The book is in good period condition as presented.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.75 in (6.99 cm)Width: 7.5 in (19.05 cm)Depth: 9.25 in (23.5 cm)
  • Style
    George I (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1719
  • Condition
    Repaired: The spine of the book was professionally restored. Wear consistent with age and use. Some wear to the covers and pages as presented in the photos, and consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1355230543452

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