Lot 49
  • 49

Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle

25,000 - 35,000 USD
17,500 USD
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  • <em>Les Liliacées … Tome second.</em> Paris: Chez l'Auteur … De l'Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, [1804–] 1805 
Half-title. Illustration: 60 stipple engraved plates (numbered 61–120) printed in color and finished by hand after Redouté by Chailly, Gabriel, Langlois le jeune, de Gouy, Allais Phelipeau, and Marie. Plate 95 (Tradescantia Virginica) in first state with caption titled Commelina Erecta Comméline Droite.

Volume 2 (only, of 8), folio (21 3/8 x 14 in.; 542 x 356 mm, uncut). Binding: Contemporary French red-morocco–backed salmon boards (likely by Durand), smooth spine elaborately gilt in seven compartments with floral and other tools, covers with gilt border of a Greek-key roll framing a foliate roll, plain endpapers.

Lacking dedication leaf to Chaptal, some light foxing throughout, chiefly marginal. Extremities of binding rubbed with minor chipping.