Rennes-Paris: Imprimerie Oberthur, 1903. First Edition. Softcover. Folio size, 20 pp., in French. Good. Item #18012803
Emile Boulanger (1867-1939) was a French pharmacist and biologist; these papers comprise portions of his study on the artificial culture of the truffle following various experiments. Boulanger continued his experiments for some years and published numerous reports of his findings, but was later challenged by Louis Matruchot who claimed that they were simple mushrooms and not truffles; this first edition important to any collector of mycology.
___DESCRIPTION: Original buff printed paper wrappers, two full-page engraved plates, all text in French; folio size (just over 12" by 9.5"), 20 pp., first edition.
___CONDITION: A better than good copy of this delicate publication, internally bright and complete, some creasing to the internal pages near the guttar margin, with for some minor age-toning and chipping at the edges of the wrappers, the wraps separating at the top and bottom two to three inches at the fold, still securely bound.
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