Malo, Charles (ed.). Histoire des roses. Ornée de 12 planches, en couleur, dessinées par P. Bessa.

Paris, (Didot für) Louis Janet, [1819].

8vo. IV, 240, (8) pp. With coloured engr. t. p. and 12 coloured engr. plates by Teillard and Bessa. Contemp. orange boards with giltstamped red spine label.


Second edition. Includes an eight-page calendar for 1820. Pages 89-90 and 161-162 misbound; somewhat brownstained. Untrimmed copy from the library of Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-88), father of Empress Elizabeth of Austria.

Stock 1731. Cf. Werger-Burton 674. Nissen 1266 (1818 ed.).

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