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Jean-Jules Linden | Pescatorea. Iconographie des orchidées, Brussels, Ghent and Leipzig [1854-]1860, green half calf

Jean-Jules Linden | Pescatorea. Iconographie des orchidées, Brussels, Ghent and Leipzig [1854-]1860, green half calf

Jean-Jules Linden | Pescatorea. Iconographie des orchidées, Brussels, Ghent and Leipzig [1854-]1860, green half calf

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Jean-Jules Linden


Pescatorea. Iconographie des orchidées de la collection de M. Pescatore, au Chateau de la Celle-St.-Cloud… Premier volume [all published]. Brussels, Ghent and Leipzig: M. Hayez for Librairie de Charles Muquardt, [1854]–1860


FIRST EDITION, folio (445 x 315mm.), 48 hand-coloured lithographed plates by F. Detollenaere after Detollenaere and Maubert, contemporary green half calf, occasional toning, text block cracking in places


An important large-format work on a wide-ranging selection of the most beautiful tropical orchids. 


Château de La Celle Saint-Cloud is an estate in Yvelines, just north of Versailles. In 1844 it was bought by Jean-Pierre Pescatorea, a wealthy tobacco merchant. Together with his wife and the Bulher brothers they transformed the gardens, building a manège, an orangerie, a path lined with foreign and exotic trees, and an orchid greenhouse.


LITERATURE:

Great Flower Books, p. 65; Nissen BBI 1196; Stafleu TL2 4622

Occasional toning, text block cracking in places


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