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Claret de la Tourrette, Marc Antoine Louis, (1729-1793) & Rozier, François (1734-1793)

  • Claret de la Tourrette, Marc Antoine Louis, 1729-1793
c. 1775
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About this work


Démonstrations élémentaires de Botanique, divisées en Classes, en Ordres et en Genres: avec les Caractères et les différences essentielles des Plantes, fondées sur le nombre des Cotyledons et l'insertion des Étamines. Probably a copy of the first edition, published at Lyons in 1766. Written by the same hand as MS. No. 2118 [Dictionnaire].


c. 1775

Physical description

1 volume 40 ll. last bl.. + 371 pp. + 2 bl. ll. 8vo. 18 x 11 cm. 19th cent. half-calf binding.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1932.

Biographical note

The author was appointed to the post of 'Conseiller de la Cour des Monnaies' at Lyons in 1749, but in 1763 he resigned to devote his life to the study of natural history in which he had always been interested. He became Secretary to the Académie of Lyons, and corresponded with Haller, Linnaeus and Jussieu. He had joined Rousseau in his botanical tour of 1768.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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