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Histoire naturelle des orangers / par A. Risso ... et A. Poiteau ...

By: Risso, A. (Antoine), 1777-1845Contributor(s): Poiteau, A. (Antoine), 1766-1854Publication details: Paris : Audot, 1818-1822. Description: 2 v. ([4], 280, 109 leaves of plates) : ill. (b. & w.)Subject(s): Botany -- France -- 19th century | Botanical Illustration -- 19th century | OrangesSummary: The text covers every aspect of citrus fruit: its history and mythology, its taxonomy and cultivar descriptions of sweet oranges, bitter oranges, bergamot oranges, limes, grapefruit, lumies, lemons, citrons and related genera. The author, Antoine Risso, a French apothecary and botanist, lived and worked in Nice in the south of France. Antoine Poiteau, the illustrator, began his career as an apprentice gardener at the Jardin des Plantes, and spent some time in the Caribbean collecting plants before returning to Paris in 1800 and turning to botanical illustration, with an initial style modelled on Van Spaendonck and Redouté. Apart from the illustrations, he provided much information on citrus varieties native to the Tropics.
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Hanbury Collection
582.746.21 RIS (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Not for loan Hanbury Bequest 227943
Early Printed Book Early Printed Book RPS Library
Hanbury Collection
582.746.21 RIS (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Not for loan Hanbury Bequest 227944
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Originally issued in nineteen parts, of which only the first appeared in 1818. Parts 2 to 13 came out in 1819, and the rest the following year; first edition contained stipple-engraved plates printed in colours and finished by hand after Poiteau by V. Bonnefoi, Chailly, Dien, Gabriel, Legrand, T. Susémihl and Texier; RPS copy does not have coloured plates.

With a half title page: 'Histoire naturelle des orangers' and on verso: Imprimerie de Mme. Hérrisant le Doux.

Title page contains text: "Ouvrage ornéde 109 figures peintes d'après nature".

Dedicated to the Duchesse de Berry.

Contains bibliographical references.

The text covers every aspect of citrus fruit: its history and mythology, its taxonomy and cultivar descriptions of sweet oranges, bitter oranges, bergamot oranges, limes, grapefruit, lumies, lemons, citrons and related genera. The author, Antoine Risso, a French apothecary and botanist, lived and worked in Nice in the south of France. Antoine Poiteau, the illustrator, began his career as an apprentice gardener at the Jardin des Plantes, and spent some time in the Caribbean collecting plants before returning to Paris in 1800 and turning to botanical illustration, with an initial style modelled on Van Spaendonck and Redouté. Apart from the illustrations, he provided much information on citrus varieties native to the Tropics.

Presented by Thomas Hanbury, November 1892. Formerly belonging to the late Daniel Hanbury.

"Hanbury Bequest" inscribed in pencil on fly-leaf of both volumes. "Not coloured" inscribed in pencil on t.p. Previous Accession Numbers: 1773 and 1774. Previous Classmark: 587.519. Previous location: Basement Store Shelf 45.4.

Binding repaired and in poorish condition.