Publisher: Paris Marcilly Ainé, Libraire [1830s]
First edition, 6 volumes with continuous pagination, each volume with two hand-coloured plates of flowers.
97 x 152 mm, 12 coloured stipple engravings, finished by hand, original blue glazed boards, each part with a coloured engraving of a flower on the front cover, enclosed in the original box, decorated with gilt paper, the box worn, rubbed and repaired. A little browning, otherwise a very good set, the plates fresh and bright.
“Ah! Mesdames, aimez, aimez les fleurs pour rester jeunes avec elles”