REDOUTÉ, PIERRE JOSEPH, AND AUGUSTINPYRAMUS DE CANDOLLE
Les Liliacées... Tome second. Paris: Chez l’Auteur.. De l’Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, [1804–]1805
Volume 2 (only of 8), folio (542 x 356mm.), half-title, 60 stipple engraved plates (numbered 61–120) printed in colours and finished by hand after Redouté by Chailly, Gabriel, Langlois le jeune, de Gouy, Allais Phelipeau, and Marie, 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, uncut, lacking dedication leaf to Chaptal, some light spotting throughout, extremities of binding rubbed with minor chipping
A TALL VOLUME FROM REDOUTÉ'S MASTERPIECE. The second volume of: "the highest peak of Redouté's artistic and botanical achievement … Among the most important monuments of botanical illustration ever to be published" (Stafleu, in Redoutéana). Plate 95 (Tradescantia Virginica) in first state with caption titled 'Commelina Erecta, Comméline Droite'.
Dunthorne 231; Great Flower Books, p. 71; Hunt, Redoutéana 10 & pp.20–23; Lank 48; Nissen BBI 1597; Pritzel 7353; Stafleu TL2 8747 (all references cite the complete work)
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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