BUC'HOZ (Pierre-Joseph). Manuel alimentaire... - Lot 28 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

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BUC'HOZ (Pierre-Joseph). Manuel alimentaire... - Lot 28 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
BUC'HOZ (Pierre-Joseph). Manuel alimentaire des plantes, tant indigènes, qui peuvent servir de nourriture & de boisson aux différents peuples de la terre. Paris, J. P. Costard, 1771. In-8, marbled calf, spine decorated, red edges (Binding of the period).
viii and 663 pp. and (1) f.
First edition of this manual in the form of a dictionary: it gives the description of 493 common or exotic plants, and explains their nutritional and dietetic functions, their use in cooking, their preservation or distillation.
Buc'hoz (Metz, 1731-1807), a native of Lorraine, was physician to King Stanislas of Poland, before teaching botany in Nancy.
Restorations to the binding, slight spotting. Some stains, some leaves faded. Missing the faux-title.
Vicaire, 128 - Livres en bouche, 162.
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