Folio. 104pp. Illustrated boards. Facsimile edition of the 1799 original. Full colour reproductions faithful to the original. In fine condition with only the slightest suggestion of edgewear over the years. “Very few complete editions of The Temple of Flora exist today, but now a newly published, complete reprint by Taschen – accompanied by the history of the work’s origin and the life of its author – bring these stunning illustrations to the wider audience they deserve. Here, we present a selection of the plates, accompanied by enlightening facts about the flowers they depict – taken from the book, by its author Werner Dressend?rfer.” This is a heavy item, roughly 3-5kg, and will require additional shipping costs at purchase.
THORNTON, Robert John, The Temple of Flora: Essay and Descriptions of Plates. Robert John Thornton. Taschen. Fine., Taschen GmbH, 2013
Thornton, Thomas, The Present State of Turkey, or a Description Of the Political, Civil and Religious Constitution, Goverment, and Laws of the Ottoman Empire; the Finances, Military and Naval Establishments; the State of Learning, and of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts. Joseph Mawman 1807