ROQUES, JOSEPH. 1772-1850.
Plantes usuelles, indigènes et exotiques. Paris: chez l'auteur, 1809.
2 volumes. 4to (240 x 165 mm). , viii, 266; , 278 pp. Additional hand-colored engraved title and 132 hand-colored plates. Untrimmed in modern cloth-backed boards. Half-titles and engraved title dust-soiled, the first half-title creased and torn away at corner, some of the scarlet hand-coloring smudged.
Second edition. In his herbal, "Roques rejected outright all plants traditionally recommended that had not been validated in his medical experience, but added others either usually ignored or little appreciated" (Williams, Botanophilia in Eighteenth-century France, 2001, p 84). Nissen BBI 1674.