(GRANDVILLE,J.J.)illus. LES FLEURS ANIMEES. Introduction par Alph. Karr, texte par Taxile Delord. Paris: Garnier Freres 1867, new edition with plates retouched for engraving and coloring by M. Maubert. Two volumes, 4to (7 1/2 x 10 1/2"), publisher's green leather spine and cloth, all edges gilt, 339,324p. Light cover rubbing, faint corner stain on first few leaves of volume one else a tight, clean VG+ set. Illustrated with 50 magnificent hand-colored plates plus 2 hand-colored title pages, each plate depicting Grandville's marvelous humanized flowers. Also includes many smaller black & white engravings as well as pictorial initials. A bright and beautiful copy.