Paris, G. Masson, (1865-1872). 8 volumes. Royal-8vo. With 384 chromolithographed plates, partly finished by hand, containing 702 figures. Contemporary half morocco, gilt lettering on spines. Nissen BBI, 1295 (giving a wrong collation). One of the rarest pomological works published in the 19th century. The volumes are divided as follows: I. Les poires d'hiver; II. Poires d'été; III. Poires d' automne; IV. Poires tardives; V. Poires precoces; VI. Prunes; VII. Pêche; VIII. Cerises et Abricoses. The aprocots were planned as volume IX but finally incorporated in volume VIII. The fine plates were lithographed by Adolphe Lefèvre, Felix Grabowski a.o. Some plates have the imprint: 'Colorié par Mme Lefranc. Each figure is accompanied by a leaf with descriptive text and reference to the latest literature. A good copy with the bookplate of Sir Thomas Neame.
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