Title: Le Panier de Fruits, Illustration and Page 161

Creator: Jauffret, L. F. (Louis François), 1770-1840.

Date: 1807

Bibliographic Citation: Jauffret, L. F. (Louis François), 1770-1840. Le Panier de Fruits: ou, Descriptions Botaniques et Notices Historiques des Principaux Fruits Cultivés en France, Suivies de Différens Morceaux de Littérature et de Morale; Ouvrage Orné de Vingt-quatre Planches Coloriées; Destiné aux Jeunes Gens. Paris: Chez Perlet, 1807.

Notes: Intended for young girls, this book is presenting alongside descriptions of different varieties of fruit (including their origins, qualities and domestic uses) with anecdotes, didactic stories and allegories.

Physical Description: image.figure (illustration).colour 22 × 29,5 cm

Language: French

Description: The moral intention of this book is clearly stated in the prologue: “to offer to young people (girls) distractions which are innocent and without any danger, but not without utility”. Through dialogues and fables, the young reader may become acquainted with Tournefort’s botanical classification system, Newton’s law of universal gravitation, or the respective merits of nature and education.

Subject: Fruit-culture — France.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interpersonal Print

Exhibition Theme: Domesticated Botany

Call Number: Colgate IX.a Jauffret Rare Books/Special Collections – Colgate Collection

Image Identifier: 24_000107957_jauffret-p162and163