MORDAUNT DE LAUNAY, JEAN CLAUDE MICHEL, AND JEAN LOUIS AUGUSTE LOISELEUR-DESLONGCHAMPS
Herbier général de l’amateur, contenant la description, l’histoire, les propriétés et la culture des végétaux utiles et agréables. Paris: Audot, -1827
FIRST EDITION, 8 volumes, royal 8vo (273 x 176mm.), half-titles, plate lists in Latin and French in each volume, separately printed explanations of the plates (at end of volume 1 and 2 only), list of subscribers in volume 8, 575 hand-coloured engraved plates (numbered 1-572, 6 double-page, 3 bis: 171, 172 and 199) after Pancrace Bessa, Pierre Joseph Redouté, and Pierre Antoine Poiteau by P. F. Barrois, S. Goulet, A. F. Dennel, Bigant, Lejuene, and others, contemporary blue calf-backed boards gilt, uncut, occasional spotting, foot of spine of volume one starting, spines faded, slightly rubbed
Great Flower Books, p.159; Nissen BBI 2323
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.