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ICONOGRAPHIE DESCRIPTIVE DES CACTEES, OU ESSAIS SYSTEMATIQUE ET RAISONNES SUR L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, LA CLASSIFICATION ET LA CULTURE DES PLANTES DE CETTE FAMILLE

Charles Lemaire. 1st Ed., 1841-47 (1993 Reprint). French. Issued in 8 parts

Illustrated with 16 spectacular full page color plates after drawings by Maubert and copper engravings by Dumenil. In the mid-nineteenth century, Charles Lemaire set out to glorify the cactus family in a sumptuous folio of larger-than-life color plates, one for every species, with a monograph embodying his life's work on the plants. The venture failed and all that survives today are scattered incomplete copies. The Library of the Natural History Museum, in London owns one the most complete surviving copies of this ambitious work and it is from that copy that this facsimile is comprised. The result is a splendid capturing of the original, along with Gordon Rowley's introduction and tabulation of plates including modern equivalent names for the 16 cacti represented. This volume is the only time that the originals have been made available full size and in color. This edition is 16 full size color plates and descriptive text. 79 pages, 13" x 21",” hardbound with color dustjacket. Only a few of the original edition remains in the world (Only 11 copies have ever been on record—one copy is at the Library of the Natural History Museum in London, England, and one copy is at the Missouri Botanical Garden Library in St. Louis, Missouri, USA). If available today, this rare original might retail for as much as $100,000.00. 13" x 21", hardbound w/color dustjacket. This reprint originally retailed for: $100.00—NOW REDUCED TO CLEAR FOR ONLY: $39.95

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Desert Illuminated - Cactus Flowers of the Sonoran Desert
Designing with Succulents
Des Cactées
Didieriaceae - 'Cacti of the Old World'
Dragon Fruit

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