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4 June 1997
BERLÈSE, LAURENT, Abbé. Iconographie du genre camellia ou description et figures des camellia les plus beaux et les plus rares peints d'après nature...par M. J.-J. Jung. Paris: H. Cousin, [1839-] 1841-1843.
3 vols., folio, 365 x 280 mm., contemporary French citron half-morocco, spines elaborately gilt-stamped and gilt lettered, uncut, minor marginal nicks to plates 44 and 78, plates 113 and 263 spotted, approximately 50 others with foxing and paper discoloration.
FIRST EDITION. Half-titles, single-leaf index and cumulative index at end of each volume, 300 engraved and stipple-engraved plates, partly color-printed and finished by hand by Duménil, Gabriel and Oudart after Jung's drawings, printed by N. Rémond.
Dunthorne 30; Great Flower Books, p. 50; Nissen BBI 150.
Provenance: Robert de Belder (sale, Sotheby's London, 27 April 1987, lot 22). (3)
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