Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2019. Open edition. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, a French-American artist, produced drawings of celestial subjects as pastels in the early 1870s. Trouvelot was a scientist without formal training whose primary occupations were artist, nature illustrator, and printmaker. He published more than fifty scientific papers in his lifetime, but remains best known for his exquisite astronomical illustrations.They combine scrupulous accuracy with great awe and beauty (book artist). Pat Sweet has boxed copies of thirteen of Trouvelot's best pastels in a box lined with a peach and gold dotted paper and bound it with a paper printed with the night sky. The box is decorated on it's long sides with antiqued brass triangles.A paper title label is affixed to the top of the box. The plates, each protected by a tissue guard, are 2 5/8 x 2 1/16 inches, and the box is 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches. In fine condition. MINI/120219. Fine.
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Paris: Chez Bailly, Libraire, 1777. Hardcover. Scarce. Déjean's treatise on odors was originally published in 1764, following his earlier work on distillation. This new edition discusses the use of herbs, flowers, spices, and more to create such products as perfumes, cosmetics, creams, and bath products. The treatise is filled with hundreds of recipes using specific ingredients for making these products. Bound in contemporary full leather with elaborate gilt work to spine and title label. Cracks to joints but text block solid. Marbled endpapers. Interior pages generally clean, with early bookworm damage as is typical of the period. early owner wrote notes in ink on the rear free endpapers. Very good. Measures 4 x 6.5 inches. In French. 492 pages. FRENCH/111419. Very Good.