Author:Darwin, Erasmus


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Les Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants

By: Darwin, Erasmus

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Paris, L'Imprimerie De Digeon: 1800

Seller ID: 39083

Condition: Near Fine

(iv), 412 pages; Translated by Deleuze. Suivi de notes, et de dialogues sur la poesie par J. P. F. Deleuze. This botanical poem "The Loves of the Plants," is a description of Linnaeus' sexual system of classification in verse. It comprises the second part of a famous work by Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) titled The Botanic Garden. Perhaps to the surprise of modern readers, this didactic poem was immediately popular, as the study of botany was quite fashionable within the higher social circles who found the poetic form appealing. This is the First French edition which... View more info