Des Semis et Plantations des Arbres, et de leur Culture; ou Méthodes pour multiplier et...
17 folding engraved plates & engraved vignettes. 2 p.l., lxxx, 383, 27, 10 pp. Large 4to, cont. mottled calf, spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1760.
First edition and an attractive copy, complete with the two Additions. Duhamel (1700-82), French polymath, made notable contributions in agronomy, chemistry, botany, and naval technology. His major interest and contribution to technology and society was in agriculture. Duhamel “adapted Tull’s system to France based on his own wide reading in French agronomy and on original experiments.”–D.S.B., IV, p. 224.
One of Duhamel’s main interests was... More