Pancrace Bessa. Le Jardin Fruitier, histoire et culture des arbres fruitiers... Paris: Fain & Thunot for Audot, 1833-1839.

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Noisette, Louis; illust. Pancrace Bessa. Le Jardin Fruitier, histoire et culture des arbres fruitiers, des ananas, melons, et fraisiers; descriptions et usages des fruits. Two volumes, two parts of text in the first (as issued) and the plates in the second. Paris: Imprimerie de A.-E. Fain et E. Thunot for Audot, 1839 (first part of text)–1833 (second part of text)–1839 (plates). Second edition, expanded. Bound in contemporary polished blue calf. On the boards, a gilt scrollwork border surrounding blind leaf-roll border. Le Jardin Fruitier compiles material from the first edition of the book and from expanded research conducted during the preparation for Noisette’s Manuel complet du jardinier (1824–1827). Shown alongside Bessa’s illustrations of the ripe fruits of France, this two-volume work was a monument of French culinary supremacy during the July Monarchy.
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