FLOWERS & PLANTS of ARGENTINA - MONUMENTAL WORK - 5 folio Volumes in 7 w/ 800+ PLATES 146 in COLOR "GENERA ET SPECIES PLANTARUM ARGENTINARUM"
GENERA ET SPECIES PLANTARUM ARGENTINARUM, by Horacio Raul DESCOLE. Complete Set of Five Volumes bound in Seven.
SIGNED, LIMITED and NUMBERED EDITION. Each Volume is SIGNED by DESCOLE.
Published by Guillermo Kraft (in Aedibus) / Instituto Lillo / Universidad de Tucumán, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1943-1956.
Seven Hardcover Folio Books, light green cloth covered boards titled and decorated in brown, red/orange page edges, 14x20.5 inches (36x51 cm), 2000+ total pages. Text in Spanish.
RICHLY ILLUSTRATED with OVER 800 FULL-PAGE PLATES, including 146 COLOR PLATES that are GORGEOUS. (Bear in mind that I may have undercounted some color plates, so there are at least 146 color plates.)
The Volumes are in Generally GOOD Condition: The volumes all show moderate wear to the covers, including rubbing, signs of handling, a bit of spotting, toning, and some bumped and frayed corners; but overall the covers are doing their job well. Internally, the pages are lightly to moderately toned at the margins, not touching text or images, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The PLATES are brilliant, bright and lovely.
Vol 1: Small poke like hole to front cover, a few small white spots. Pagination: XXI, 328 pages. 149 PLATES, 21 in COLOR. Copy #988, Signed.
Vol 2: Rear inner hinge split but holding. 382 pages. 175 PLATES, 25 in COLOR. Copy #988, Signed.
Vol 3: Spine ends have some peeling and small tears, cover corners substantially worn through. 381 pages. 132 PLATES, 57 in COLOR. Copy #997, Signed.
Vol 4 Part I: Couple white spots on covers. Rear inner hinge is starting but holding. Moderate toning to margins. 167 pages. 86 PLATES,12 in COLOR. Copy #539, Signed.
Vol. 4 Part II: A few white spots on covers, moderate toning to margins. 105 pages (numbered [168-173], 174-227. 47 PLATES (numbered 87-133), 12 in COLOR. Copy #539, Signed.
Vol. 5 Part 1: Few white spots on covers. Rear inner hinge starting but holding. 167 pages. 86 PLATES, 12 in COLOR. Copy #519, Signed.
Vol. 5 Part II: A few white spots on covers. 105 pages (numbered [168-173] 174-272). 47 PLATES (numbered 87-133), 7 in COLOR.
RARE COMPLETE SET of the SEVEN VOLUMES in FIVE of this important and monumental work on Argentinian plants. Only a few complete sets are held institutionally, most hold just one or two volumes. Likewise few complete sets show up for sale.
NOTE: This set of 7 LARGE BOUND BOOKS is VERY HEAVY, weighing a total of approximately 140 pounds. It will require extra shipping costs. The books will be shipped, safely and well packed, in 2-3 large boxes.