Bernard Palissy: In Search of Earthly Paradise, Flammarion, 1996, HC, Very Good

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Amico, Leonard N..Paris: Flammarion, 1996.
English, First Edition, Very Good, HC, 4to, 8 ¾” x 11 ¼,” 255 pp.
ISBN: 2080136143

Black cloth over boards, debossed titling to spine, white endpapers and pastedowns, in publisher’s black dust jacket with full-color photographs to front and back, white text to front, spine, and inside gate flaps. Mild edgewear, minor bump to top right corner at front and top left corner at back, otherwise clean throughout, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Very Good dust jacket now protected in a Mylar sleeve. Very mild edgewear, mild shelfwear to mylar sleeve, otherwise excellent. 255 pp. Replete with full-color and black-and-white images. An in-depth look at the French Renaissance artist Palissy’s life, ceramic art, writings, and royal garden grottoes. From the dust jacket: “The erudite text is accompanied by a rich visual sampling of Palissy’s works, which reveal his profound influence on the development of the period’s distinctive rustic style, with its strange bestiary of reptiles, amphibians, fish, and seashells.”