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    Joseph Pitton De Tournefort. Relation D'Un Voyage Du Levant Fait Par Ordre Du Roy: Contenant l'histoire ancienne & moderne de plusieurs isles de l'Archipel, de Constantinople, des côtes de la Mer Noire, de l'Armenie, de la Georgie, des frontieres de Perse & de l'Asie Mineure... Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1717. First quarto edition. There are two issues of this work, one on 'papier fine' and one on 'ordinary' paper. This is one of the sets on ordinary paper. Two volumes. a-b4, c2 A-3Y4. ¹2, A-3V4 3X-4G2 [4G2 blank]. [18],544; [4],526,[38]. [3 blank] pages. With 152 plates and maps, after Claude Aubriet; head and tail-pieces and initials, a few text cuts. Contemporary calf, blind rules on covers, spines banded, gilt, titles on red and black calf, rehinged and recapped, hinges cracking, edge wear, armorial bookplates of Sir Frederick Henry Bathurst; some occasional paper toning, some offsetting from plates. Still, a very good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Tournefort, French botanist, (1656-1708). "Tournefort is recognized as a botanical explorer, and as the author of the artificial system of plants named after him. As a youth he travelled repeatedly through western Europe, exploring particularly the region of the Pyrenees. In 1700-1702 he visited the Orient, passing through Greece. The account of this journey, Relation d'un voyage du Levant (Paris, 1717), appeared after his death; his work is a classic and was translated into English (1741) and German (1776). He collected 1356 species of plants during this one journey." (Catholic Encylopedia).

    "The First Edition Is Rare...Tournefort was one of the greatest botanists of his time, discovering many new plant species during his travels in the Levant." (Blackmer).

    Atabey 960 (this issue). Navari (Blackmer) 1318. Blackmer Sale Catalogue 329 (copy on "papier fine").Cox I, 221. Weber 458. Lipperheide 1442 (1718 ed.). Hunt 444. Nissen (ZBI) 4154. Zacharakis (1982) 2058-2068. Amsterdam 1718. Crowther 2022. Brunet V,903. Nordenskiold Coll. 3, 697.

    Tournefort, Joseph Pitton De. Relation D'Un Voyage Du Levant Fait Par Ordre Du Roy : Contenant l'histoire ancienne & moderne de plusieurs isles de l'Archipel, de Constantinople, des c™tes de la Mer Noire, de l'Armenie, de la Georgie, des frontieres de Perse & de l'Asie Mineure. Avec les plans des villes [et] des lieux considerables; le genie, les moeurs, le commerce [et] la religion des differens peuples qui les habitent; et l'explication des mŽdailles [et] des monuments antiques. Enrichie de description & de figures d'un grand nombre de plantes rares, de divers animaux, et de plusieurs observations touchant l'histoire naturelle. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1717. 4to. 2 vols.250 x 185mm. a-b4, c2 A-3Y4. ¹2, A-3V4 3X-4G2 [4G2 blank] [18],544; [4],526,[38]. [3 blank]pp. Contemp. calf, blind rules on covers, spines banded, gilt, titles on red and black calf, rehinged and recaped, hinges cracking edge wear, armorial bookplates of Sir Frederick Henry Bathurst; some occ. paper toning, some offsetting from plates. 152 plates & maps, after Claude Aubriet; head and tail-pieces & initials, a few text cuts. First 4to. Edition. Tournefort, French botanist, (1656-1708). "After his school-days at a Jesuit college he studied theology at Aix, but in 1677 he turned his attention entirely to botany. He studied medicine at Montpellier and Barcelona. In 1683 he was made a professor and director at the Jardin des Plantes, Paris; he became later a member of the Academy (1692), a doctor of medicine (1698), and professor of medicine at the Coll?ge de France (1702). Tournefort is recognized as a botanical explorer, and as the author of the artificial system of plants named after him. As a youth he travelled repeatedly through western Europe, exploring particularly the region of the Pyrenees. In 1700-2 he visited the Orient, passing through Greece. The account of this journey, "Relation d'un voyage du Levant" (Paris, 1717), appeared after his death; his work is a classic and was translated into English (1741) and German (1776). He collected 1356 species of plants during this one journey." [Catholic Ency.]
    "The First Edition Is Rare...Tournefort was one of the greatest botanists of his time, discovering many new plant species during his travels in the Levant." [Blackmer]
    There are two issues of this work, one on 'papier fine' and one on 'ordinary' paper. This is one of the sets on ordinary paper. Atabey 960 (this issue). Navari (Blackmer) 1318. Blackmer Sale Cat 329 (copy on papier fin).Cox I,221. Weber 458.Lipperheide 1442 (1718 ed.). Hunt 444. Nissen (ZBI) 4154. Zacharakis (1982) 2058-2068. Amsterdam 1718. Crowther 2022.Brunet V,903. Nordenskiold Coll. 3,697. Travel. Voyages. Greece. Levant. Persia. Asia Minor. Constantinople. Armenia.Turkey. Georgia. Caucasus. Istanbul. Plants. Animals. natural Hisory. Antiquities. Botany. Costume. Vampires.Occult.



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