Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Jaume Saint-Hilaire (Jean Henri) - Plantes de la France...,
Jaume Saint-Hilaire (Jean Henri)
Plantes de la France...,
4 vol., first edition , first issue , large paper copy on paper vélin , 400 stipple-engraved plates after the author printed in colours, tissue guards, with list of subscribers, index and errata leaf at end of vol., light foxing, mostly to margins or guards, one plate torn along platemark, contemporary green-stained vellum-backed boards, uncut, slightly rubbed, spines faded, [Great Flower Books p.105; Nissen BBI 989], 4to, Paris, 1808.
⁂ One of only a few large paper copies, published at twice the cost of the 8vo version. Originally issued in 54 parts from 1805-09 to form 4 volumes with 400 plates (as here), it was later extended to10 volumes with a further 60 parts and a total of 1000 plates.
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