Redouté | Les Liliacées, 1805
Redouté | Les Liliacées, 1805
Redouté | Les Liliacées, 1805
Redouté | Les Liliacées, 1805
Redouté | Les Liliacées, 1805
Redouté | Les Liliacées, 1805
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Redouté | Les Liliacées, 1805

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Redouté | Les Liliacées, 1805

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

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'.


LITERATURE:

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 Report

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.

 

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