A tree sample book by André Thil, inspector of French forests

By THIL, André, 1904 

Sections transversales de 120 especes de Bois par André Thiel Inspecteur des Eaux et Forets.

Natural History, Science & Medicine
  • Author: THIL, André
  • Publication place: Grêz-sur-Loing and Paris
  • Publisher: J. Tempère Micrographe, and Lucien Laveur
  • Publication date: 1904.
  • Physical description: Folio (320 by 240mm), 49 pages text and 6 plates in publisher’s green cloth folio.
  • Inventory reference: 15296


Rare work containing cross sections of 120 species of wood.

In 1870, at the end of his two years of studies at the Imperial School of Forestry in Nancy , André Thil joined the régiment forestier de Paris , where he spent most of his career, holding various posts until his retirement in 1911.

André Thill was the author of two works on dendrology , containing cross-sections of wood together with their descriptions. The first published in 1895 contained 100 species indigenous to France; the second, the present work, contained 120 samples, which as well as native species, also contained exotic species from Japan, India, Australia, Reunion, Guinea and Central America. 

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