FIGURES POUR L'ALMANACH DU BON JARDINIER, by (Garden Tools) (AUDOT,…

FIGURES POUR L'ALMANACH DU BON JARDINIER, by (Garden Tools) (AUDOT, ed.)
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Early 19th century Color plates of garden tools

FIGURES POUR L'ALMANACH DU BON JARDINIER, Représentant, En 49 Planches Contenant Plus de 400 Objets, Les Utensiles le plus Généralement Employés Dan La Culture Des Jardins...

Paris: Audot, n.d. (ca.1829). Eighth, enlarged edition of the FIGURES, a supplementary and complementary volume to the essential early French gardening almanac, LE BON JARDINIER, which began publication 1755 and and is still being published today. There are , in fact, 51 plates, 2 more than indicated in the sub-title. These depict botanical subjects, such as roots, leaves, flowers and fruits, horticultural practices, such as grafts and propagation by cuttings and layering, and, of particular interest, a variety of garden tools or utensils such as cloches, spades, water pots, rakes, shovels, a fruit picker, etc. In this copy all the plates have careful contemporary hand - coloring. 12mo (16.5 x 10 cm); 90pp. + 51 plates ( of which 5 are "bis") hand-colored copperplate engravings.

Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards; leather spine with gilt title and bands; marbled endpapers; spine rubbed and worn; occasional light foxing, slightly heavier on preliminary and rear pages, but plates generally bright and fresh.

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