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LA CORBEILLE DE FLEURS, Bound with LE PANIER DE FRUIT. Ouvrage de botanique et de litterature, orne de vingt-quatre planches coloriees, et de douze Romances graves avec accompagnement de piano, destine aux jeunes demoiselles.
Paris, chez Perlet, 1807.. 2 WORKS IN ONE VOLUME.. LA CORBEILLE DE FLEURS: FIRST EDITION 1807, French text, 8vo, approximately 205 x 115 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 12 folding leaves of engraved music, 24 fine plates printed in colours and finished by hand, after drawings by J.G. Pretre and his daughter Mlle Josephine Pretre, pages: viii, 384. Bound with LE PANIER DE FRUITS, ou descriptions botaniques et notices historiques des principaux fruits cultives en France; suivies de differens morceaux de litterature et de morale; ouvrage orne de vingt-quatre planches coloriees; destine aux jeunes gens. Imprint as above, 1807. FIRST EDITION, French text, 24 fine plates, printed in colours and finished by hand, after the Pretres, pages: viii, 384, bound in contemporary mottled sheep, narrow gilt floral border to covers, gilt decoration to spine, 2 gilt lettered red morocco labels, edges and endpapers marbled. A few hair-line surface cracks to spine, small bump to upper corner of lower cover, small oval ink stamp removed from blank area of first title page, now neatly patched, a total of 8 further ink stamps of E. Tessier throughout the 2 works, not affecting text or images, mostly to lower blank margins, large blank piece torn off lower corner of page 77/78 (first work) now neatly repaired, no loss to text, pale brown stain to lower margin of pages 267-270 (first work), lower blank margin torn off final page of second work now neatly repaired, no loss to text, A very good clean set. This is the Plesch copy with the gilt red leather bookplate of the collection of Arpad Plesch on the front pastedown, see Sotheby's Catalogue of The Magnificent Botanical Library of the Stiftung fur Botanik, Collected by Arpad Plesch, Part 2, page 183, No. 532. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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