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Bessa. Flore des jardiniers, amateurs et manufacturiers. 1836. 2 volumes

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Bessa. Flore des jardiniers, amateurs et manufacturiers. 1836. 2 volumes

Bessa. Flore des jardiniers, amateurs et manufacturiers. 1836. 2 volumes

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Lot sold:

5,625

GBP

BESSA, PANCRACE


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.


LITERATURE:

Nissen, BBI 161 (calls for 389 plate)


PROVENANCE:

French presentation inscription, dated 13 March 1867

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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