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Michaux’ book

February 10, 2014

I have just been photographing one of my most beautiful books. It is the first Paris 1810,1812,1813 edition of François André Michaux (16 August 1770 – 23 October 1855) book “HISTOIRE | DES ARBREES FORESTIERS | DE | L’AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE. | CONSIDERES PRINCIPALMENT | SOUS LES RAPPORTS DE LEUR USAGE DANS LES ARTS | ET DE LEUR INTRODUCTION DANS LE COMMERCE, | AINSI QUE D’APRES LES AVANTAGES QU’ILS PEUVENT OFFRIR AUX GOVERNEMENSEN EUROPE | ET AUX PERSONNESQUI VEULENT FORMER DE GRANDESPLANTATIONS. | PAR Fs. ANDRE-MICHAUX, | Membre de le Societe Philosophique americaine de Philadelphia; des Societes | d’Agriculture de meme ville, de celles de Charleston, Caroline meridionale; | dHollowell, District de Maine; de department de le Seine, et de Seine- | et Oise. [rule] …arbore sulcamusmaria, terrasque admovemus, | arbore exaedificamus tecta. | PLINI SECUNDI: Nat. Hist., lib. XII. [rule] TOME [I. / II. / III.] | PARIS. | DE L’IMPRIMERIE DE L. HAUSSMANN ET D’HAUTEL. [rule] [M. D. CCC. X. / M. D. CCC. XII. / M. D. CCC. XIII. / , [ 1810 / 1812 / 1813 ]” It is the first discussion of American trees with color illustrations. In particular it has 138 superb illustrations with engraved outlines filled with color and then hand painted. I wanted to choose four illustrations but after discarding MANY I ended up with 18. Here are a few:

I can’t figure out how to post some of my many pictures. Go to my Facebook page for a few: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001241338265

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