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Category: All Categories: Collectible and Rare Books: Fine Color Plates
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Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850  
Droll Tales. The Second Decade. Translated by J. Lewis May. Illustrations by Jean de Bosschère

Publisher: NY, Covici Friede, 1929.
iii, 276 p., plates (16 color, 8 b/w); 25 cm. Contains ten stories. Jean de Bosschère (Belgian, 1881-1953) was a brillant book illustrator. A plate at p. 198 shows water torture. This is copy 606 of 1550. Stock#44445. Vg / dj poor, fragments preserved.

Appr.: | AUD 71.43 CAD 70.42 EUR 46.30 GBP 34.97 JPY 5,000.00 MXN 833.33 ZAR 833.33 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 44445.
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Michaux, F. Andrew; notes by J.Jay Smith; Thomas Nuttall.  
North American Sylva or, A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia . . .

Publisher: Philadelphia: D. Rice & A.N. Hart; Rice Butter & Co., 1859, 1865..
Later Edition Five quarto volumes, 3 of the 1859 edition of Michaux, 2 (3 volumes in two books) of the 1865 edition of Nuttall's expansion of Michaux's work. Uniformly bound in brown morocco, covers (contemporary or nearly so) heavily tooled in blind. Spines with 5 raised bands, title in gilt, simple blind stamped device in other four compartments. Dark brown endpapers, all edges gilt. The Michaux volumes contain 156 hand-colored stipple engravings, and the Nuttall volumes contain 121 hand-colored lithographs, each showing the branch form, leaf, flower and fruit of the species. Reese, Stamped with a National Character, 21. A major botanical study. Michaux's work was actually carried out in the late 18th century, Nuttall's in the early to mid-19th century. Michaux was first published in France in 1817 to 1819, The first American edition combining the work of both authors was published in 1841-1852. This edition uses new stones for the Nutall lithography since the originals were destroyed in 1856. A lovely set, clean and sound inside. Two joints professionally repaired. Light edge wear. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

Appr.: | AUD 7,142.86 CAD 7,042.25 EUR 4,629.63 GBP 3,496.50 JPY 500,000.00 MXN 83,333.33 ZAR 83,333.33 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 15295.
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Catlow, Agnes, 1807?-1889 & Catlow, Maria E.  
Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Alpennines. By Agnes and Maria E. Catlow ... Illustrated by twenty views
Publisher: London, James Hogg & Sons [1861].
Two volumes: xii, 374, [2] p. (ads); viii, 368 p., 2 color lithographs (frontispieces), 18 tinted litograph plates; 20 cm. Victorian women travelers, the Catlow sisters painted as they traveled through Switzerland and Italy. Bound in original marbled-paper covered boards, rebacked in gold-tooled leather; very good. Stock#OB494.

Appr.: | AUD 1,071.43 CAD 1,056.34 EUR 694.44 GBP 524.48 JPY 75,000.00 MXN 12,500.00 ZAR 12,500.00 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: OB494.
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