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Mushrooms in and around La Rochelle, France, with 56 plates

BERNARD, Georges Eugène.
Champignons observés à la Rochelle et dans les environs.
Paris, Mareschal and Martin (text); Germer Ballière et compagnie (atlas), 1882. 2 volumes (text & atlas). 8vo. Atlas volume with 56 lithographed plates (7 partly hand-coloured). Contemporary half cloth, with the original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. 434, [1], [1 blank]; IV pp.
€ 1,500
First edition of an illustrated description of the mushrooms in and around La Rochelle, France, by the French mycologist Georges Eugene Bernard (1835-1925). The text has been published in the annals of the Société des sciences naturelles of the Académie de La Rochelle, no. 18. The first 97 pages include some brief articles relating to different subjects. The main text deals with the mushrooms, arranged according to their taxonomy, and treating their appearance, characteristics, places where you can find them, etc.
Slightly browned, some plates closely trimmed. Binding only slightly rubbed along the extremities. Overall in very good condition. Stafleu & Cowan 476; Schliemann 90; Volbracht 135.
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