[GEEL, PIERRE CORNEILLE VAN. 1796-1838.] Flore de l'amateur. Choix des plantes les plus remarquables pour leur élégance et leur utilité.  Paris: Leroi, 1847.
Lot 108
[GEEL, PIERRE CORNEILLE VAN. 1796-1838.]
Flore de l'amateur. Choix des plantes les plus remarquables pour leur élégance et leur utilité. Paris: Leroi, 1847.
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£2,300 - 3,800

Fine Books and Manuscripts

9 Mar 2017, 13:30 EST

New York

Lot Details
[GEEL, PIERRE CORNEILLE VAN. 1796-1838.]
Flore de l'amateur. Choix des plantes les plus remarquables pour leur élégance et leur utilité. Paris: Leroi, 1847.
2 volumes. Folio (354 x 251 mm). With 171 hand-colored plates, even toning, very intermittent pale offsetting from text or few spots, some minor moisture staining to margins of plates near the end of volume one, corner of 1 text leaf torn away, endpapers and prelims creased. Period roan-backed orange boards, rubbed with edges showing and a tear at head of spine of volume 1.

SCARCE PARIS ISSUE OF THIS COLLECTION, containing a selection of 171 fine hand-colored plates after G. Severyns taken from Van Geel's Sertum Botanicum (Brussels, 1828 - 1832). All imprints are scarce. Nissen BBI 2253.
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