Le Calendrier des Jardiniers: qui enseigne ce qu'il faut faire, Qui Enseigne Ce Qu'il Faut Faire ; Dans le Potager, dans les Pépinieres, dans les Serres, & dans les Jardins de Fleurs tous les mois de l'année ; Plus une Description des Serres, & la maniere de cultiver les Ananas en Hollande & en Allemagne ; Avec des Planches & une Instruction pour construire & gouverner lesdites Serres ...

Paris: Piget et Durand, 1743.

Duodecimo (17 x 10 cm.), v, [3], 182 pages. Illustrated with five folding plates engraved on copper by François-Gérard Scotin (1703-17 ). FIRST FRENCH LANGUAGE EDITION. Puisieux' translation into French of The Gentleman and Gardener’s Kalendar, a practical work by Richard Bradley (1688-1732). first published in London in 1718. Besides the famous calendar, the work also includes a description of greenhouses. The engravings represent in particular the greenhouse designed by the Florentine architect Alessandro Galilei (1691-1737), combining "the amenities of the Architecture, with the kindness of construction ” (page 149). Also included are descriptions of how to grow pineapples in Holland and Germany. This is a complete copy, as many are lacking page 167-68, as they were incorrect, and were withdrawn in most copies. ~ Text block clean and sound; a little wear or light soil to the fore edge of some folding plates, not effecting the images. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. Bound in full calf, five raised bands with gilt-ornamented compartments, and a gilt-titled red morocco label. Some rubbing and bumping of corners. Still generally very good or better. With a small, neat contemporary ex-libris inscription, "D'Assenoy". Rare. [OCLC locates six copes of this first edition (just one in the U.S. at U.Penn)].

Price: $900.00

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