ALBUM DE CLICHÉS, by (Trade Catalogue - Horticultural Printing) VILMORIN-ANDRIEUX…

ALBUM DE CLICHÉS, Electrotypes, Kupferniedschläge... Containing The Illustrations Published In The Different Books And Catalogues Of...

Paris: Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie 1888. Second Edition. This thick catalogue assembles the vast collection of wood-engraved illustrations used by the Vilmorin-Andrieux firm in their seed catalogues and other publications. Electrotype printing blocks for all the images depicted could be ordered from the firm for use in illustrating retail seed and nursery catalogues. Instructions for ordering these are printed at the front in French, English and German. The numbered illustrations are printed on one side of the sheet only, "the other is intended for the illustrations which we may publish in the future and copies of which will be sent to all the purchasers of this album, to be pasted on the blank side corresponding to the numbers." Altogether at least 4000 images are included, the majority of which are devoted to flowers, although vegetables, herbs, trees, fruits, grasses, garden implements, etc. are also shown. The illustrations are accompanied by descriptions in French, English and German, and by prices in francs and sterling. 4to (27.2 x 21.7 cm); vi + 344 (+ xxiv index) + 345-744 pp. with over 4000 wood-engraved illustrations.

Original cloth, worn; finger-nail size hole rubbed through cloth in center of backstrip; inner hinges reinforced.
Book ID: 14754
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