Lot 51
  • 51

Redouté, Pierre Joseph

Estimate
100,000 - 150,000 USD
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Description

  • <em>Album de Redouté.</em> Paris: Bossange, [1824]
Letterpress dedication leaf to the Duchesse de Berry from the publisher, stipple-engraved title-page after Redouté by Charlin, adapted from Les Roses, printed in color and finished by hand with title text printed in gold within a wreath of roses. Illustration: 24 stipple-engraved plates printed in color and finished by hand after Redouté by De Gouy, Langlois, Bessin, Charlin, Coutin, Talbeaux, Chapui, Tassaert, and Allais. 

Broadsheets (21 1/8 x 14 in.; 536 x 356 mm). Binding: Publisher's printed yellow boards, front cover repeating the title-page wreath and with vignette arms of the dedicatee on an overslip. Half green morocco folding-case. Provenance: Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, Duchesse de Berry (armorial bookplate on front pastedown, the lower portion reading Bibliothèque de Rosny effaced) — Christie's London, 4 June 2001, lot 41 (designated "The Property of a Nobleman").



Dedication leaf spotted and dampstained at lower left corner, one plate a bit frayed at fore-edge margin, some marginal browning and soiling. Covers soiled and worn with minor loss, spine chipped with loss.

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