TENORE, MICHELE. Flora Napolitana, ossia descrizione delle piante indigene del Regno di Napoli, e delle piu rare specie di piante esotiche. Naples: Stamperia Reale 1811 [-1829].
Vols. 1-3 only (ex 5). 3 vols., folio, 465 x 315mm. (18 1/4 x 12 1/4in.), contemporary purple patterned morocco gilt, worn, covers of vol. 3 detached, some dampstaining, principally to text of vol. 1 but also affecting upper margins of plates of vol. 3, occasional minor soiling or faint foxing to a few plates, a few plate numerals cropped and engravers' names shaved.
150 colored plates only (ex 250), numbered I-CL and bound I-L, LI-C, CI-CC at the end of each volume, stipple-engraved, printed in colors and finished by hand, after Federigo Dehnhardt and Giuseppe Lettieri by Carlo and Raffaele Biondi, Carlo Cantaneo, Clener, Raffaele Estevan, Antonio Pinto, Nicco Ricci and Luigi Vocaturo. VERY RARE.
Great Flower Books, p. 77; Nissen BBI 1939; Pritzel 9142; Stafleu TL-2 13.901.
Provenance: Maria Christina of Naples, Queen of Spain, 1829-1833, bookplate; Juan Carlos Ahumada, ink-stamp; the present owner. (3)