Les Fleurs Animees. Jean Ignace Isadore Grandville.
Les Fleurs Animees
Les Fleurs Animees

Les Fleurs Animees

Paris: Gabriel De Gonet, 1847. Grandville, Jean Ignace Isadore. First edition. leather_bound. 262,263-364 (IV)132 pages. 26.5 x 18.5 cm, Hand-colored wood engraved title, 50 hand-colored engraved plates by Geoffroy after Grandville, two unsigned engraved botanical plates. Introduction by Alphonse Karr, text by Taxile Delord. GORDON N. RAY 198. "Fleurs animees" were his favorite work....."the work into the execution of which he put all that was in him of poetic and gracious originality." Ray also noted Grandville's technique was much like modern artists, exploring the same subject "through a sequence of slight but significant variations." Plates bright and clean, some slight text toning to a handful of leaves, two centimeter dampstain at head not effecting text or plates Vols. I-II. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in floral motifs, two red leather spine labels printed in gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, modest surface wear. Full dark green calf. Aeg. Very good. 2 vols. Item #21458

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