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REDOUTÉ, Pierre-Joseph (1759-1840). Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs. Paris: C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1827 - [1833]. $75,000. Large 4to., (13 x 9 6/8 inches). Letterpress title-page, 2-page "Avertissement", "Alphabetique et Explicative." (the latter quite spotted). 144 BRIGHT stipple-engraved plates BEFORE NUMBERS, printed in colors and finished by hand, by Langlois, Bessin, Chapuy, and Victor, after Redouté (some thinning and offsetting of original hand-color, plates 39 "Figue violette", 42 "Fritillire Imperiale", and 54 "Althea Frutex" with short closed tears intruding on the plate mark, plate 107 "Grenade" with a long closed tear affecting the image, some minor spotting). Contemporary French green morocco backed green glazed boards (rebacked preserving the original spine, extremities scuffed). First edition, preferred issue with the plates before numbers, originally published in parts between May 1827 and June 1833. Dunthorne 235; "Great Flower Books" p.129; cf. Hunt "Redoutéana" 21; Nissen BBI 1591; Pritzel 7456; Stafleu & Cowan 8750.

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Redoute, Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs

Auction ended on Sat, Jan 25, 2014
Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
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