Monographie du The. Description Botanique, Torrefaction, Composition Chimique, Proprietes Hygieniques de cette Feuille. J. G. Houssaye.

Monographie du The. Description Botanique, Torrefaction, Composition Chimique, Proprietes Hygieniques de cette Feuille.

Paris: Published by the author, 1843. First edition. Hardcover. Finely illustrated monograph on tea and tea manufacturing. Contents include the history of tea cultivation, origin, chemical composition of tea, medical properties of tea, and preparation of tea. Includes an important bibliography of books written about tea, to that date.

8vo, (iv,) 160pp, engraved half title, 17 full page engraved plates. Blue cloth, gilt decoration & title on spine. Corners slightly bumped. Very good overall. Item #17873

Price: $450.00

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