Latour, Charlotte de [pseudonym for Louise
Le langage des fleurs.
Paris, Audot, 1839, 5. edition, pp. 332, frontispiece, engraved title-page and 13 engraved plates with flimsies, all finely coloured by hand, 12mo (85 x 135 mm), embossed boards with gilt-decorated and lettered red label. Slight foxing. Nice copy.
€ 350The illustrations to Le Langage des fleurs are most charming. Earlier editions with similar illustrations are signed by Pancrace Bessa, a floral artist of considerable renown, and Victor as engraver.
* Cf. Dunthorne 34 (edition of 1833); Blunt p. 219, Nissen BBI 1143; Seaton p. 70 ff; An Oak Spring flora 97 (edition of 1833).