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1857 GRANDVILLE FLEURS ANIMÉES rare GERMAN EDITION

36 hand coloured plates

 

Böttger, A.

 

Die Pilgerfahrt der Blumengeister.

 

Leipzig, Fleicher. 1857

 

 German edition

 

Illustrated with 36 fine handcoloured plates after J.J. Grandville

 

This is an unusual and rare book.  It is a book of German poetry written in German with  gothic lettering.  This wonderful book has 36 hand colored (coloured) plates.  Each plate is followed by a poem.  These plates are stunning!   The plates are originally done by  Grandville in Les Fleurs Animées. The flowers are labeled in German.

Measures 9 ¼" x 6 ¼" x 1 ¼"

The book is bound in brown leather and embossed with gold designs of flowers and the flower fairy.  The leather spine is quite sunned.  The leather edges are worn, but not torn.  Edges are gilt.  This book is tightly bound.  There is some light age toning to the margins of the pages.  There is major foxing to the title page, but the frontispiece is clean.  A few text pages have some foxing.  And as is usually the case, the tissue guards are foxed, but for the most part, the plates are clean. 

 An uncommon beauty!

Rümann 2462. Lipperheide Ub 17.

 

A beautiful example of the rare German edition of Grandville's "Les fleurs animées". The wonderful plates were reengraved for this edition in a slightly smaller format, and with fine hand colouring.

 

Gordon Ray , Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 198: "A little world is created, governed by its own laws. His first biographer wrote: "The Fleurs Animées are the very thought of Grandville; they were his favourite work, the work into the execution of which he put all that was in him of poetic and gracious originality, of dexterity of mind and observation, of that prodigious perspicacity which made divine affinities hitherto unperceived by anyone and discover new worlds.

 

ITEM # 1857 GRANDVILLE

PRICE $585.00

 

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