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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. Full description
€ 1,500
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Dried samples of 23 varieties of mushroom collected in France 1862-1912

[HERBARIUM - MUSHROOMS]. 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. [26] ll., the 2 folio ll. folded in half. 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). [31], [5 blank] pp. Full description
€ 5,000
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On German mushrooms, mosses, cereals and grasses, with 111 hand-coloured engraved plates

LÖBE, William. Die Getreidearten und Hülsenfrüchte. Aus Deutschlands Landwirthschaftlicher Flora.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Baensch, 1863. With 28 hand-coloured engraved plates and 2 engraved plates.
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(2) LÖBE, William. Die Gräser der Wiese und des Waldes. Aus der Landwirthschaftlichen Flora.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Baensch, 1863. With 19 (of 21) hand-coloured engraved plates.
(3) EBBINGHAUS, Julius. Die Pilze und Schwämme Deutschlands. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Anwendbarkeit als Nahrungs- und Heilmittel, so wie auf die Nachtheile derselben.Leipzig, Wilhelm Baensch, 1863. With 32 hand-coloured engraved plates.
(4) REDSLOB, Julius. Die Moose und Flechten Deutschlands. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung auf Nutzen und Nachtheile dieser Gewächse.Leipzig, Wilhelm Baensch, 1863. With 32 hand-coloured engraved plates. 4 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary half calf. [8], 54; VI, 72; [6], VIII, 64; [4], 96 pp. Full description
€ 2,000
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Unpublished mycology manuscript covering 67 genera of fungi from France, with hundreds of illustrations

[MANUSCRIPT - MYCOLOGY]. [French mycology manuscript].
[France, 1920?]. 34 parts. 8vo. With each described species illustrated in watercolour and pencil and on nearly all occasions also illustrating details and other stages of development. Each part sewn as a single quire without title-page, covered in a modern transparent paper. Full description
€ 8,750
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