Lot 247


Signed letters (‘A.R. Delile’, ‘Gay’, ‘Ch. Martins’, ‘C.Y. Godron’ and ‘Ch Hugel’), in French, by 19th-century botanists. A.R. Delile to Filippo Parlatore about sending him specimens of plants for his collection, slight browning, edges frayed, Montpellier, 28 June 1847; Claude Gay thanks colleague for his felicitations after his appointment to the Academie des sciences, mentioning the competition favouring Duchartre and wishing to give his colleague a sample of plants from Chile, 23 June 1816; C.F. Martins thanks colleague for sending one of his works and a sample of ‘Flora Palermitana’, with mention of other works on natural history and a future travel to Florence, Paris, 10 January 1891; C.Y. Godron to F. Parlatore on his ‘Flore de France’ and ‘Flora italica’, letterhead of Académie du Doubs, little soiling, small tear with loss to outer edge and stamp and address to verso of second leaf, folds, Besançon, 17 April 1854; Charles von Hugel writing to a colleague to send him specimens of Japanese flora, dry stamp, folds, 8 May 1856, slight browning, v.s. (5)

Estimate: £300-£400