[FACSIMILE] The Marvellous Gifts of Nature in the Mineral Kingdom [Antiquarian Reprint No. 12]. Pierre Joseph BUC'HOZ, Wendell E. WILSON.

[FACSIMILE] The Marvellous Gifts of Nature in the Mineral Kingdom [Antiquarian Reprint No. 12]

Tuscon: Mineralogical Record, 2001. Limited Edition. No. 8 of 75 copies. Folio (42.5cm). In red cloth, backed in red calf, titled in gilt on spine; grey endpapers; 11, [1]pp; 60 full-page plates reproduced in color and in black and white, 40 additional full-page plates in black and white. With a form letter from Wendell E. Wilson to the Supporters of the Record Library laid in at front. A lovely copy, with small smudge to outer margin of first title page, else Fine.

Facsimile reprint, with the plates from Buc'hoz's first two books, Planches Enluminées (1776-1781) and Collection de Planches (1778-1782), in both color and black and white, and reproducing the plates from Les Dons Merveilleux (1782) in black and white. Buc'hoz (1731-1807), a prolific author on botany and natural history, was also a lawyer and medical doctor.

Price: $450.00

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