(France): 1860. Half Black Morocco marble boards. 4to. Half black morocco with marble boards; gilt bordered panels on spine and label: "Tatin, 1860." Spine and boards with wear. Collation: [xii], 297, , 114 pp. This is an extensive etymological treatment of botanical terms, and names of plant genera with their family location in the first part that is complemented with Epithethes and of words assigned to the Botany in the second part. There is a preface before the alphabetical dictionary and Epithethes wherein the author presents his rationale for writing the dictionary and the important etymological letter notations their historical origin, use and pronunciation.The dictionary proper is consists of alphabetical Latin names of plants with their etymology most particular of those with Greek origin. The second part is a dictionary of epithets and words relating to Botany with root Latin and Greek origin followed by and their meaning. The words selected refer to plant structure or organization of plant parts.T$1,800. Very Good. Item #0000628
here is an A. Tatin who in 1792 published an extensive treatise on culture of fruits, vegetables, trees and their management, gardens and so on. This publication went through several editios. We could not find any indication that this was an unublished manuscript from A. Tatin that was put together by an unknown person in 1860. Still, the manuscript is a significant and detailed treatment of etymology of words of Latin and Greek origin that have been applied to describe plants from different families and plant organization of historical usage. This is complemented with a separate "Dictionnaire des épithètes de mots affectés à la Botanique."