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    A Great Hand-Colored Grandville

    [J.J. Grandville, illustrator]. Taxile Delord. The Flowers Personified. New York: R. Martin, 1847.

    First American edition. Octavo. 385, iii, 152, 8. Bound with Foelix's Modern Botany for Ladies. Fifty-two fine hand-colored steel-engraved Grandville plates, including an illustrated title page and frontis. Second work with two uncolored plates. Also includes the 8-page "Supplement."

    Publisher's brown morocco, expertly rebacked. Front and rear boards embellished with gilt representations of the Grandville design for the title. Some wear to the extremities of the binding. An impressive volume, very good, with the plates fresh and free from foxing.


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