Auction 359 Pomology
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NOISETTE, L.C. Le jardin fruitier, histoire et culture des arbres fruitiers, des ananas, melons et fraisiers. Paris, Audot, 1839. 3 in 2 vols. (2 text-vols. bound tog.). ix, (1), 94; 348; (4) pp. W. 7 engr. plates (2 fold.), 147 hand-finished chromolithographed plates (2 fold.) & 5 plain lithogr. plates, all after drawings by Pancrace Bessa & all w. tissue guards. Cont. hcf. w. dec. gilt backs. (Spines & corners rubbed/chafed, upper hinge of the plate-vol. broken, name entry on (half-)ti., upper margin faintly waterstained, 1 plate w. marg. stain/tear, sl. foxed).

The second edition, the first having had only 90 monochrome plates. Nissen and Pritzel erroneously call for 216 plates. The beautiful plates after Pancrace Bessa show peaches, grapes, apricots, apples, pears, strawberries etc. - Nissen BBI 1451; Pritzel 6733.

€ 2400

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