Vallet, Pierre and Jean Robin. Le Jardin du Roy tres chrestien Henry IV Roy de France et de Navarre dedie a la Royne. 1608.

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Vallet, Pierre and Jean Robin. Le Jardin du Roy tres chrestien Henry IV Roy de France et de Navarre dedie a la Royne. [Paris: Pierre Vallet,] 1608. First edition. Bound in XVIIIc speckled calf (rebacked) with a double gilt fillet border. Vallet, the self-described “brodeur ordinaire du roy,” i.e., the court embroiderer, here creates a pattern book for floral embroidery dedicated to the queen, Marie de’ Medici. Together with Jean Robin, who directed the gardens at the Louvre, they compiled this florilegium, filled with sensuously naturalistic etchings of flowers, long influential for artists.
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