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Collection coloriÃ©e des plus belles variÃ©tÃ©s - BUCHOZ, Pierre Joseph - 1781. 
Paris The Author 1781 - Two volumes in one, folio (41.2 x 26.8 cm). Two engraved titles, 40 engraved hand-colored plates of tulips and 20 engraved hand-colored plates of hyacinth. Early 20th century half morocco (rubbing to joints and corners). A FINE COPY OF THESE RARE SUITES OF FLOWER PLATES, of tulips and hyacinths finely printed and coloured by hand. Despite the somewhat dubious reputation of Buc'hoz as a recorder of scientific accuracy, the artistic merits of the plates are beyond question. These two volumes were part of Le Jardin d'Eden, which was intended as the supplement to the Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Cleveland Collections 541 (GC copy this copy); Dunthorne 66 and 65; Great Flower Books, p.52; Hunt 565; Nissen BBI 280 and 279 (calls mistakenly ? for 60 and 40 plates); Pritzel 1330.
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