Botanique micrographic [Manuscript Botany Notebook]
Lyon, France: (ca. 1890). Two oblong volumes, 10-1/2 by 8 inches. Approximately 200 pages, in French; pen and ink and pencil, often on the same page. Two notebooks, filled with botanical drawings and detailed texts about botany. These were made for a practical course on botany (Cours le botanique (travaux practiques) taught by Georges Eugene Charles Beauvisage, president of the Societe Botanique de Lyon. His student went on to be a pharmacist. The first volume explores plant structures, with detailed drawings of cross sections, probably done with a microscope. The second volumes covers specific plants, with notes on their properties. The drawings are competent, but workman-like. The handwriting is mercifully easy to read. ISBN: 281AIB1037797.
Very good, with some wear to corners. Several leaves laid in at the back of the second volume, possibly extracted from another notebook.