A complete copy of a well-illustrated work

Favre [Guillarmod], J.

Les champignons comestibles et les espèces vénéneuses avec lesquelles ils pourraient être confondus. 2e édition.

Published 1874
Item ID 20810

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Paris, Sandoz & Fischbacher; Neuchâtel, J. Sandoz, 1874. Square 4to (23.6 x 20.7 cm). 108 [53; 9, 46] pp.; 40 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary quarter cloth with mounted lithographed pictorial title.

A complete copy of a well-illustrated work on edible and similar poisonous mushrooms by Jules Favre-Guillarmod (1822-1904), published, apparently, in two parts combined here, and with two indexes on one leaf. This is the second edition with additional notes to the introduction, and a few rearrangements of the figures, resulting in one less plate than in the 1869 edition. The pagination of the second part is a bit peculiar and we find text page 11 being the last, referring to a species present on a plate together with another species described on page 43. The index does not list page 11 but suggests that the description is on page 43. Also, p. 37 follows p. 31 because the text of both pages refers to the same plate. Nevertheless, this copy is complete. The engraving of mushrooms on the front board is by Marie Favre (1824-1872), whereas the author drew the plates. Spine and boards a bit rubbed, some light, mostly marginal spotting and offsetting to the text (plates clean), but mostly clean. In all, a very good copy. Volbracht, 586. Neither in Nissen BBI, nor in Pritzel, nor in Stafleu and Cowan.

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