1847 1st ed FLOWERS Personified Grandville Botany Herbal Illustrated Fleurs 2v

GRANDVILLE, Jean Igance

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Jean Ignace Grandville was one of the most famous French caricaturists from 19th-century France. His style was formed after scenes of humor in which he regularly embodied men with the faces of animals and plants. His work “Les fleurs animées” is often considered his greatest work – a series of satirical illustrated flowers with human features.

 

This 1849 American edition of Grandville’s masterpiece was translated by N. Cleaveland under the title “Flowers Personified”. According to Bennett, this work is

the most elaborate book of its kind from the gift book era”

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1847 1st ed FLOWERS Personified Grandville Botany Herbal Illustrated Fleurs 2v

 

Jean Ignace Grandville was one of the most famous French caricaturists from 19th-century France. His style was formed after scenes of humor in which he regularly embodied men with the faces of animals and plants. His work “Les fleurs animées” is often considered his greatest work – a series of satirical illustrated flowers with human features.

 

This 1849 American edition of Grandville’s masterpiece was translated by N. Cleaveland under the title “Flowers Personified”. According to Bennett, this work is

the most elaborate book of its kind from the gift book era”

 

Item number: #12908

Price: $1500

 

GRANDVILLE, Jean Igance

 

The flowers personified; being a translation of Grandville’s “Les fleurs animées”.

 

New York: R. Martin, 1847-49. First American edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • 1st Series – 280
      • 26 engravings
    • 2nd Series – 281-385; iii, [3], 152, 8
      • 22 engravings
    • References: Bennett, Stamped with a national Character, 25
    • Provenance: Handwritten
      • Nettie Brown, 1888
      • C. Dominguez, 1888
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~10.5in X 8.75in (27cm x 22cm)
    • BEAUTIFUL, very rare, and desirable

 

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12908

Category

Botany, Gardening, & Herbals

Authors

GRANDVILLE, Jean Igance

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete