Bessa. Flore des jardiniers, amateurs et manufacturiers. 1836. 2 volumes
Flore des jardiniers, amateurs et manufacturiers. Paris: Audot, 1836
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 4to (300 x 223mm.), 390 engraved hand-coloured plates, contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, minor browning, rubbed
RARE BOTANICAL PUBLICATION WITH FINE HAND-COLOUR.
Pancrace Bessa (1772-1835) is recognised as one of the greatest French artists within the field of natural history. He was trained by Pierre-Joseph Redouté and collaborated with him on l'Histoire des arbres forestiers de l'Amerique septentrionale and Description des plantes rares cultivees a Malmaison et a Navarre.
Nissen, BBI 161 (calls for 389 plate)
French presentation inscription, dated 13 March 1867
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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