Les Fleurs, Poëme in Quatre Chants. C. L. Mollevaut.
Les Fleurs, Poëme in Quatre Chants
Les Fleurs, Poëme in Quatre Chants
Les Fleurs, Poëme in Quatre Chants

Les Fleurs, Poëme in Quatre Chants.

Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1818.

First edition. Engraved title with hand colored floral vignette within gilt oval frame, 8 plates of flowers by Bessa (i.e. 4 plates present in two states: black-and-white and printed in colors and hand finished), and 4 engraved plates. [4], iii, [1], 204pp., plus folding table and 4pp. music. 12mo. Contemporary red morocco covers bordered in gilt, flat spine gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Nissen 1397. Item #321066

A poetic homage to flowers, illustrated with Bessa's classic flower bouquets -- here in two states, including plates printed in colors à la poupée and hand colored -- and with four engraved romantic scenes from Chasselat.

Price: $950.00 Free International Delivery