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128878
(FLOWERS.)

Souvenir de Flore ou le Langage des Fleurs.

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Published: Paris Chez Rosa, Libraire, [c.1820]

Stock Code: 128878

£950
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition of this attractive flower book, with twelve illustrations of bouquets, each with an imagined dialogue between the flowers. Rather incongruously, the latter section of the book is an account of the people and government of Turkey. No doubt produced as a ready-bound cheap gift book, the work is now a great rarity, with OCLC listing only a single copy, in Berlin.

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Description

Duodecimo (140 x 88 mm). Contemporary binding with wavy-grained paper backing to spine, dark red morocco label lettered in gilt, orange paper sides with printed lines and marbling effect.

Illustrations

12 hand-coloured plates and title page vignette of flowers; the 11th plate used as the frontispiece.

Condition

Half-title present. Lightly rubbed with some minor loss to spine backing and tips, tiny chip to front free endpaper and with rear free endpaper absent, some faint foxing. A very good copy of this fragile book.

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