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BUCHOZ, P.J.
Les Dons merveilleux et diversement coloriés de la nature dans le règne végétal, ou collection de plantes precieusement coloriés, pour servir à l'intelligence de l'histoire générale et oeconomique des 3 regnes, et formant suite a la Collection des Fleurs curieuses et enluminées, qu'on cultive tant dans les Jardins de la Chine, que dans ceux de l'Europe.
Paris, chez l'auteur, (1779-1783). 2 volumes. Folio (391 x 271mm). With 2 engraved title pages, 2 pages engraved index and 200 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines in 5 compartments with red gilt lettered label.

A very rare supplement to Buchoz 's splendid work "Collection de Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe'.Hunt (656) comments as follows on the present work: "This is one of the more important works of the copious Pierre Joseph Buc'hoz". Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) was a French physician and naturalist. He produced some of the finest illustrated natural history works of the period. 'In some of these works, considerable use is made for the first time of drawings of Chinese plants executed by native artists and much of Buc'hoz's other works also have a distinctly oriental flavour" (Blunt & Stearn p. 179). The colouring of the plates is exquisite. The index gives descriptions of plates 1 to 200. A fine copy without any foxing. Nissen BBI, 283; Hunt 656; Great Flower Books p. 52.
 


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