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Lot 266: HOOLA VAN NOOTEN, BERTHE. Fleurs, Fruits Et Feuillages Choisis de la Flore et de la Pomone de L''Ile de Java.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • HOOLA VAN NOOTEN, BERTHE. Fleurs, Fruits Et Feuillages Choisis de la Flore et de la Pomone de L''Ile de Java.
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Description: HOOLA VAN NOOTEN, BERTHE. Fleurs, Fruits Et Feuillages Choisis de la Flore et de la Pomone de L''Ile de Java. 40 chromolithographed plates of botanical subjects by Severeyns after Hoola van Nooten, each with descriptive text leaf in English and French. Folio, 21 1/2x15 inches, blind and gilt beveled black morocco boards supplied from a second-edition copy and rebacked in cloth, extremities rubbed with some scuffing to covers; light edge toning and scattered foxing, few plates and text leaves with small marginal tears, outer margins of one plate reinforced showing small loss. Brussels: Émile Tarlier, 1863

Notes: First edition of Hoola van Nooten''s gorgeous, vibrant plates of exotic flowers and fruits that she painted while living in Java. "The excellent reproduction of the artist''s drawings in the form of chromolithographs lends an added tactility to these striking images" (Oak Spring Flora 87). Nissen BBI 931; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025.

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