Le langage des fleurs.
Bruxelles, Société Belge de Librairie Hauman, 1840, pp. [iii], 291, 14 fine stipple-engraved colour-printed plates finished by hand (incl. frontispiece) by Bessa and engraved by Slaes, 12mo, morocco-backed marbled boards, spine with gilt decoration (slightly rubbed). Slightly foxed.
€ 225A later Belgian edition of a charming flower book. The colour-plates by Redouté, of which Pancrace Bessa was a pupil, were executed with the same process.