THE BESLER FLORILEGIUM: Plant of the Four Seasons.
by Aymonin, Gerard G., introduction and commentaries on the plates. Foreword by Pierre Gascar. Translated from the French by Eileen Finletter and Jean Ayer
NY: Harry N. Abrams, (1989). First US edition. Hardcover. Fine, book and pictorial jacket entirely clean and unworn, slipcase with light wear. Folio (15 x 12 inches), cream cloth with gilt spine title; 541 pp., including 373 full-page color plates, 13 text illustrations in color.
A superb reprinting of Basilius Besler's 1613 Florilegium, "one of the most ambitious and splendid books ever produced on ornamental flowering plants." (Inventory #: 21523)
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