Monographie du The. Description Botanique, Torrefaction, Composition Chimique, Proprietes Hygieniques de cette Feuille. Tea, 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 important 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, 17 full page engraved plates. Plum cloth, gilt decoration & title on spine. Back cover lower corner chipped, foredge sunned. Internally, some light foxing otherwise good + condition. Item #20625

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