Author(s): CHARLES LEMAIRE
Iconographie Descriptive Des Cactees by Charles Lemaire. Mill Valley. Strawberry Press. 1993. First Edition. Illustrated with 16 spectacular full page colour plates after drawings by Maubert and copper engravings by Dumenil. Tall Folio. Half trade morocco and burgundy cloth. In the mid-nineteenth century, Charles Lemaire set out to glorify the Cactus family in a sumptuous folio of larger-than-life colour plates, one for every species, with a monograph embodying his life's work on the plants. The venture failed an all that survive today are scattered incomplete copies. The Library of the Natural History Museum, London owns the most complete surviving copy of this ambitious work and it is from that copy that this facsimile is comprised. The result is a splendid capturing of the original along with Gordon Rowley's introduction and tabulation of plates including modern equivalent names for the 16 Cacti represented. This volume is the first time that the originals have been made available full size and in colour. Mint. ISBN: 9780912647135 Title: ICONOGRAPHIE DESCRIPTIVE DES CACTEES Author: LEMAIRE CHARLES Year: 1993 Format: HARD BACK Pages: 81. Minor storage wear to cover but plates are perfect.
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