Les Meilleurs Blés. Description et Culture des Principales Variétés de Froments D'Hiver et de Printemps.

Paris, Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie, n.d. (1880)

Large 4to. Contemp. hcalf with clothcovers. Raised bands, gilt compartments and gilt lettering. All edges gilt. VII,175 pp. and 66 fine chromolithographed plates (Eug. Graff del. - Lith Clamaron-Graff, Paris). A few brownspots to the last 5 leaves. Fine and clean.

First edition of an important work on breeded grain from the distinquished Paris seed firm, at the time of publication, headed by Henry Vilmorin who has written the Introduction.

The company produced the first seed catalog for farmers and academics. In 1856, Louis de Vilmorin published "Note on the Creation of a New Race of Beetroot and Considerations on Heredity in Plants", establishing the theoretical groundwork for the modern seed-breeding industry. The company's leaders continued to publish numerous botanical academic articles throughout the company's early history. (Wikipedia).

Stafleu & Cowan, 16.176.

Order-nr.: 44636

DKK 5.000,00