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. , iii, , 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