Lot 50
  • 50

Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory

225,000 - 325,000 USD
200,000 USD
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  • <em>Les Roses.</em> Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824
Half-titles, engraved frontispiece portrait of Redouté after François Gérard by C. S. Pradier, additional stipple-engraved frontispiece after Redouté by Charlin in two states with five lines from Anacreon's Ode V printed in gold within a wreath of roses. Illustration: 169 stipple-engraved plates in two states (printed in color and finished by hand and printed in black on ochre paper) after Redouté by Bessa, Bessin, Chapuy, Langlois, Lemaire, Victor, and others.

3 volumes, folio (14 x 10 1/2 in.; 357 x 266 mm). Binding: Contemporary red half morocco by Ch. Blaise (signed in gilt at foot of vol. I) over marbled boards, spines gilt in five compartments, the four false raised bands decorated with elegant gilt floral sprays, contrasting marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Provenance: Caroline de Selys Longchamps (acquisition inscription on front free endpaper of vol. 1, "Caroline de Selys Longchamps donné par Grand merê, le 1r Janvier 1854") — Ladislaus von Hoffmann (Christie's New York, 4 June 1997, "An Important Botanical Library, The Property of a Gentleman," lot 123).

Light foxing to portrait, titles of vols. 1 and 2 and some text leaves, particularly in vol. 1. Extremities of bindings rubbed.