The Camille Sourget Bookshop is located at 93 rue de Seine for 15 years now, in the sixth arrondissement of Paris, where the literary and artistic heart of the capital beats. Competence, authenticity and honesty are the commitments of this dynamic, internationally renowned 100% women’s bookshop. The bookshop publishes and sends out 4 luxurious paper catalogues a year and is also proud to be one of the most dynamic antiquarian book shops on social media through Instagram, Facebook, etc.
Librairie Camille Sourget participates in the most important international fairs, including TEFAF Maastricht, FAB Paris, the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, Paris International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Grand Palais, etc.
Its specialities are literary first editions and all the beautiful illustrated books that marked their time from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century in various fields such as natural sciences, architecture, travel and atlases, fashion, etc.
ERNST J.J. et ENGRAMELLE Marie-Dominique Joseph
Papillons d’Europe peints d’après nature par Ernst,
gravés et coloriés sous sa direction
(et sous celle de Gigot d’Orcy)
Les Chenilles, Crysalides et Papillons de Jour
Chenilles, Crisalides et Papillons sphinx.
291 x 227 mm.
The most beautiful French book of the eighteenth century dedicated to butterflies illustrated with 352 full-page engravings watercolored at the time.
Superb copy in a very rare contemporary binding decorated with 24 gilt butterflies.
The prints are numbered 1 to 342 with an additional 8 plates placed in volume II. The work also features 3 frontispieces, 2 of which are in superb coloring, and 3 plates in black of capture and treatment instruments.
The illustration in the first issue includes 3 frontispieces and 350 full-page plates presenting more than 3 000 butterflies and insects entirely hand-painted and enhanced with gold or silver after watercolors by J.J. Ernst.
Full marbled blond calf, triple gilt fillet around the covers, gilt flower at the corners, flat spines decorated with three gilt butterflies, blued edges. Extremely rare and beautiful contemporary binding with gilt butterflies.
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