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CASTEL, René Richard Louis.
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Les plantes, poème ... Seconde édition revue ... et augmentée; ornée de cinq figures, etc.
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Soulsby no. 760f

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Paris
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1799
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xiii, 251 pages ; (12o)
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French

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017114456
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Castel, René Richard Louis, 1758-1832.
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Les Plantes : Poème
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Plantes de Castel.
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Soulsby no. 760f

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Chez Deterville
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Paris
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An septième [1799].
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Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. Ornée de cinq figures en taille-douce.
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xiii, [2], 251 p. : 5 pls. ; 15 cm.
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French

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Includes 'Nomenclature Linnéenne des plantes'. The frontispiece shows a bust of Linnaeus.
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NHM GENERAL - Bookplate of Basil Soulsby on front endpaper.
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In French.
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Linné, Carl von,
1707-1778
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Termini botanici
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998142802081
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NHM GENERAL - Presented by Basil H. Soulsby. 25.vii.1931. P. Lechevalier. F.16.65.
NHM GENERAL - Relettered 8.ix.1931. 2/6. Tooled leather cover and marbled endpapers.
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Castel, René Louis Richard (1758-1832).
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Les plantes : poème / par René-Richard Castel, Professeur de Littérature au Prytanée français.
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Soulsby no. 760f

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Publisher:
Deterville
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Paris
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An VII [1799].
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Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée; ornée de cinq figures en taille-douce..
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Pp. xiii, 251, [5] leaves of plates ; 15.8 cm.
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French

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The first edition was published in 1797; second, 1799; third, 1802; fourth, 1811; fifth, 1832, the last two in octavo. The fifth edition was re-issued in 1839, and an unnumbered edition (reprint?) was issued in 1843. - [Different sources give different dates for the fifth edition: the Nouvelle Biographie Générale gives 1823, Warner and Brown 1832 with 1839 reprint, and Rehder 1839.] A Latin translation was published in 1818.
Complete imprint statement: De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune. A Paris, chez Deterville, libraire, rue du Battoir, no. 16. An septieme.
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Text in French.
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Botany
Classification system: Linnaeus.
18th century.
Poetry
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Deterville (Paris, France)
Imprimerie Didot Jeune (Paris, France)
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Rare Books Room shelf 53
Bought 1932.
Castel was Procureur-syndic for the Vire district during the Revolution, and turned to writing this poem for relief: "This work was composed from Year I to Year V. It often consoled me to occupy myself with it. Who has not felt more than once the need to take refuge in the bosom of nature? As I have always loved plants, this was the first object that offered itself to my thoughts." He later compiled an abridged edition of Buffon, and a Cours complet d'histoire naturelle (1799-1802). (Source: Nouvelle Biographie Générale.)
Bound in calf, boards divided into two concentric panels (outer, mottled, inner, tree-calf) by gilt decorative borders. Gilt rolls on board edges. Spine with four different patterns of gilt decorations; red morocco label with gilt single fillets and decorative borders, and gilt title: LES / PLANTES / POEME. Blue edges and marbled endpapers.
Condition noted; 2014. Good.
BE rev, 17.9.97
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