Description: Folio (328 x 245mm.), half-title, dedication leaf, commentary leaf by Cels, 100 engraved plates, by P.J. Redouté, Cloquet, Laneau, Maréchal and Sauvage, each complimented with a sheet of descriptive text, 2pp. table at end, contemporary blue half calf gilt,
text leaf 58 with lower corner missing (not affecting text), a few leaves becoming detached, some minor marginal wormholes at end, scattered stains, binding slightly worn
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Great Flower Books, p.79; Nissen, 2048
Provenance: Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum, Milano, bookseller's ticket
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