Jun 03, 2014 - Sale 2352

Sale 2352 - Lot 200

Price Realized: $ 20,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
(BOTANICAL.) Descoutilz, Michel Etienne. Flore Pittoresque et Médicale des Antilles. 600 stipple-engraved plates, printed in colors and finished by hand. 8 volumes (I & II from the 2nd edition, III-VIII from the 1st edition). 8vo, 200x125 mm, contemporary 1/4 green morocco over marbled boards, minor bumping and scratches; scattered toning and spotting, more so in the text than on the plates, which are generally clean and bright. Bookplates of G. Cusachs on front pastedowns. Paris, 1833; 1827-29

Additional Details

Mixed edition sets are encountered more frequently than one might think; British Library, de Belder, and Plesch examples are 1st and 2nd edition combinations. This irregularity may have arisen in relation to a three-year overlap in publication of the editions, in 1827-29. Sitwell, Great Flower Books, page 89; Nissen, BBI, 2171.