Lot 26 of 253:
Cresset Press Hortus Floridus, one of 30 copies  

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$600 - $900

Hortus Floridus. The First [-Second] Book. Contayninge a very lively and true Description of the Flowers of the Springe. With a preface by Eleanous Sinclair Rohde and calligraphy by Margaret Shipton
Pass, Crispin van de
Cresset Press

2 volumes. [xvii, 82; xviii, 129 pp., errata slip tipped into Vol. I]. Engraved titles & 103 engraved plates; all texts rendered calligraphically. (oblong small folio) 18.8x28 cm (7½x11"), full vellum, spines lettered in gilt. One of 30 copies printed on Arnold hand-made paper and bound in vellum.

Beautifully engraved and finely printed edition of this classic florilegium first published in Utrecht and Arnheim in 1614-1616 with the text variously in Latin, French, and English. Volume I of this set is numbered "Out of Series: Not for Sale," and Volume II is numbered IX. The limitation page in Volume I calls for 50 sets on hand-made paper, and the reduced number is announced on the errata slip. There were also 500 unnumbered copies printed on mould-made paper and bound in quarter leather. Ransom, p. 238, # 8.

Lot Amendments
Slight rubbing to spine lettering, else very good.
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