Jules Rostaing / Albert Adam - Le Jardin des Plantes en estampes. Dessiné et lithographié par A. Adam, accompagné d'une histoire... - 1860

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Jules Rostaing / Albert Adam - Le Jardin des Plantes en estampes. Dessiné et lithographié par A. Adam, accompagné d'une histoire... - 1860
Illustrated, Natural History - Quantity: 1 - Book

Remarkable publication in an oblong large quarto format, illustrated with 24 superb compositions drawn and lithographed by Albert Adam (1833-1900).

“Adam’s lithographs mainly depict the animals of the menagerie in the parks they occupied and which are embellished by rustic huts, many of which no longer exist. Some are of more real topographical interest...” (Denise, Bibliographie du Jardin des Plantes).

Copy preserved in its lovely publisher’s green percaline binding, the front cover is illustrated with a gilded plaque depicting the animals in their environment at the Jardin des Plantes. Titled in the centre with a crown of flowers surmounted by a peacock. Handwritten title label laminated to the spine. Blind-stamping in the centre of the back cover.

Sturdy volume, minor damage: headcap and edges of the boards rubbed from use. Gilding on the front cover is quite fresh. The plates inside are very clean, the sheets of text, in three columns, are browned and have foxing.

Jules Rostaing / Albert Adam

Le Jardin des Plantes en estampes. Dessiné et lithographié par A. Adam, accompagné d'une histoire de tous les animaux que possède la Ménagerie

Paris, Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur, n.d. (circa 1860)

30 pp on 3 col., 24 pl. tipped-in

Oblong quarto (27 x 35 cm).

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Illustrated, Natural History
Author/ Illustrator
Jules Rostaing / Albert Adam
Book Title
Le Jardin des Plantes en estampes. Dessiné et lithographié par A. Adam, accompagné d'une histoire...
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1860
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
24
Dimensions
27×35 cm
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