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
BARROW, John, Travels in China, containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, made and collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton. In which it is attempted to appreciate the rank that this extraordinary empire may be considered to hold in the scale of civilized nations. Illustrated with several engravings., Printed by A. Strahan, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804