FROIDOUR (Louis de). Instruction pour la... - Lot 144 - Giquello

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FROIDOUR (Louis de). Instruction pour la... - Lot 144 - Giquello
FROIDOUR (Louis de). Instruction pour la reformation et conservation des Eaux et Forests, conformément à la nouvelle Ordonnance de Louis XIV. Du mois d'Aoust 1669. Paris, Charles de Sercy, 1670. In-12, granite calf, spine decorated, red speckled edges (period binding). Jaquemart, Bibliographie forestière, no. 28. - Not in Thiébaud. Extremely rare first edition of the first Instruction designed to implement Colbert's famous 1669 ordinance on Eaux et Forêts. Grand maître des Eaux et Forêts in Toulouse, for the departments of Languedoc, Guyenne, Béarn and Navarre, Louis de Froidour (c. 1625-1685) carried out a colossal reform of forestry in the south of France, making him a forerunner in the management of France's forest heritage. In fact, at Colbert's request, he took part in drafting the great ordinance of 1669. Old handwritten bookplates crossed out on endpapers. Missing headpieces.
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