CATALOGUE DE ARBRES, ARBUSTES ET PLANTES VIVACES, by (Botanical Garden Catalogue- France) ADANSON Mme. Aglaé

CATALOGUE DE ARBRES, ARBUSTES ET PLANTES VIVACES, Cultivés En Pleine Terre, Par Mme. Aglaé Adanson à Baleine (sic).

Baleine, n.p. n.d. (ca.1836). An early catalogue of the trees, plants and shrubs growing at the jardin anglaise of Aglaé Adanson, daughter of Michel Adanson, in Allier, Auvergne. As the daughter of naturalist and "botaniste royal" Michel Adanson at the Trianon for Louis XV, Aglaé Adanson was well equipped to begin her extraordinary undertaking at her inherited rural estate in 1804. She had returned to France in her late twenties after years spent escaping the Revolution in England where she developed an appreciation for the picturesque garden. Because of her skillful management of water in matters of drainage and canals along with her use of terracing and of mass planting, she was able to create a unique environment for growing exotic as well as native species. In effect, she brought about a new vision of French park landscape through her ability to cultivate and situate imported plants. Like the Empress Josephine, Adanson was able to import from the Americas in spite of then current blockades. (see RACINE, M. CREATEURS DE JARDINS ET DE PAYSAGES EN FRANCE DU XIX SiÈCLE AU XXI e SIÈCLE pp. 6-7). This undated catalogue also appears in the 1836 fourth edition of Adanson's LA MAISON DE CAMPAGNE and we have suggested a date on that basis. Sewn pamphlet 12mo (18 x 11.2 cm); 24 pp.

In very good condition with very light browning at deckled edges; unopened.
Book ID: 16597
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