Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier | La guirlande de Julie, 1784, extra-illustrated with botanical watercolours
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Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier
La guirlande de Julie. Paris: Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1784
Small 4to (220 x 184mm.), extra-illustrated with an additional manuscript title within a watercolour garland, and 30 FINE ORIGINAL BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS, many with butterflies and other insects, text inlaid into Whatman paper with watermarks dated 1822, nineteenth-century brown morocco gilt, densely gilt doublures, vellum endpapers, edges gilt and gauffered
Fine botanical drawings, probably French in origin.
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