A selection of Brongniart's most influential palaeobotanical works

Brongniart, A. [T.]

[A collection of seven papers on the relation between fossil and extant plants.]

Published 1822-1857
Item ID 74560
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Paris, Muséum d'Histoire naturelle, Académie des Sciences, 1822-1857. Seven papers in one. 4to (26.3 x 20.7 cm). Contemporary quarter pebbled morocco over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands, gilt title and gilt vignette. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.

A well-selected collection of the most important papers on botany and palaeobotany by the French botanist and palaeontologist Adolphe Théodore Brongniart (1801-1876), known as the "father of palaeobotany", as he was the first to establish links between fossil and Recent plants. This collection of papers mostly published in the Muséum's Mémoires,and Archives, and the Comptes Rendus of the Académie des Sciences, consists of the following titles, all with Brongniart as sole author: (1822) Sur la classification et la distribution des végétaux fossiles en général, et sur ceux des terrains de sédiment supérieur en particulier. Introduction. (drop-head title, pp. 203-240); [WITH] (1822) Sur la classification et la distribution des végétaux fossiles en général... Chapitre II(drop-head title, pp. 297-348; plates I-VI), completing the work; [AND] (1823) Résumé des travaux de la Société d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, pendant l'année 1821. (title page, pp. 1-15); [AND] (1826) Mémoire sur la famille des rhamnées, ou histoire naturelle et médicale des genres qui composent ce groupe de plantes. (title page, dedication leaf, pp. v-viii, 9-78; plates 1-6); [AND] (18..) Considérations sur la nature des végétaux qui ont couvert la surface de la terre aux diverses époques de sa formation. (pp. 1-28); [AND] (1846) Mémoire sur les relations du genreNoggerathia avec les plantes vivantes. (drop-head title, pp. 1-10, and one blank); [AND] (1857) Rapport sur le Grand Prix des sciences physiques pour l'année 1856 relatif aux changements des êtres vivants a la surface de la terre pendant les diverses époques géologiques (drophead title, pp. 1-20); [AND] (1840) Observations sur la structure intérieure duSigillaria elegans comparée a celle desLepidodendron et desStigmaria et a celle des végétaux vivants. (drophead title, pp. 405-461; plates 5-11). Boards a bit rubbed at edges; some scattered spotting; the plates of the last paper trimmed, with a few illustrations shaved, otherwise very good. Pritzel, 1166 (first two papers, combined), 1168 (Rhamnées), 1170 (Considérations); Stafleu and Cowan, 796 (first two papers, combined).

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