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Dried samples of 23 varieties of mushroom collected in France 1862-1912

BERTILLON, [Louis-Adolphe] & F[rançois]. [Herbier de champignons].
[Paris and Maison-Laffitte], 1862-1912. 4to & folded folio leaves in a 4to portfolio (23 x 18 cm). A mushroom herbarium comprising samples of 23 varieties of mushroom, each mounted on paper, with manuscript notes and an occasional pencil drawing, the two earliest mounted and written on a pre-printed form. Loosely inserted in a contemporary half green cloth portfolio. Full description
€ 1,500
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Cordier’s mushrooms of France,
together with the original drawings for its 60 plates

CORDIER, François-Simon. Les champignons de la France.
Paris, Jules Rothschild (back of half-title: printed by Adolphe Lainé), 1870. With a few wood engraved illustrations in text and 60 chromolithographic plates.
With: (2) Album of the 60 original drawings for "Les champignons de la France" by Aimée-Eugénie Delville-Cordier, in brown ink and coloured gouaches, numbered I-LX (renumbered in a different order when published), plus 1 unfinished unnumbered drawing not used for the book. Most drawings include several figures, giving in total about 300 figures showing about 110 species. Book: Large 8vo (28 x 18.5 cm) and drawings: Imperial oblong long 4to (25 x 35.5 cm). Contemporary half tanned sheepskin (book) and gray-brown paper wrappers (drawings). Full description
€ 5,000
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With 715 mostly coloured plates of French mushrooms

GILLET, Claude Casimir. Les hyménomycètes ou Description de tous les champignons (fungi) qui croissent en France avec l'indication de leurs propriétés utiles ou vénéneuses.
Alençon, Ch. Thomas (colophon: printed by Ch. Thomas & L. Mention), 1874-1898. 1 volume text, 3 volumes plates. 8vo. With illustrations of 717 varieties of mushrooms on 715 lithographed plates, mostly coloured. Contemporary half sheepskin. Full description
€ 3,500
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