|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (2 volumes; MS 819 and MS 821 in 1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of two manuscript volumes from the famous Vilmorin-Andrieux collection. The volumes are: Observations sur les plantes and Usages et parties employées des differents végetaux.|
The original Vilmorin-Andrieux collection was approximately 3,500 volumes that comprised the library of the commercial seed and plant firm named for two distinguished botanists, Pierre d'Andrieux (botanist to Louis XV) and Philippe Victoire Leveque de Vilmorin. The firm, which dates back into the 18th century, was operated into the 20th century by descendants of the founders who continued to build this rich collection. The collection is international in scope and consists mainly of scientific and agricultural publications.
Arranged in chronological order.
Vilmorin-Audrieux collection, 1700-1900. MS 821. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.