Monographie du The - Description Botanique, Torrefaction, Composition Chimique, Proprietes Hygieniques de cette Feuille.

Paris: L'Auteur, 1843.

Octavo, 160 pages, illustrated with eighteen engravings and one additional engraving which is an advertisement. First edition. An important work on the history and introduction of tea into Europe, and of the plant’s various uses, including medicinal applications. The handsome engravings show the elements of tea production, from tea plants to factories, equipment, etc. Small cancels to title page and to advertisement at rear indicate a change in address of the publisher/tea importer, otherwise internally very good. In a near very good original binding, with a small stain and scrape mark and some bumping to blue, blind and gilt-stamped binding depicting a pagoda, tea plants and a shipment ready for transport.

Price: $400.00