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PIERRE-JOSEPH REDOUT (1759-1840) and  CLAUDE-ANTOINE THORY (1759-1827)
PIERRE-JOSEPH REDOUT (1759-1840) and CLAUDE-ANTOINE THORY (1759-1827)

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PIERRE-JOSEPH REDOUT (1759-1840) and CLAUDE-ANTOINE THORY (1759-1827)

Les Roses. Paris: C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1824[-1826]. 3 volumes in 2, 8 (244 x 160mm). Letterpress title, half-title, 4pp. prospectus (the first page bound as a title to vol.II), 4pp. Les Roses, varits et sous-varits bound after livraison 3. 160 stipple-engraved plates, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Chardfn, Langlois, Lemaire and others after Redout. (Some spotting to text and tissue guards, occasional light browning to plates.) Contemporary half calf, spines lettered in gilt but with the numbering transposed (very lightly scuffed).

FIRST OCTAVO EDITION OF THE ROSES, BOUND FROM THE ORIGINAL 40 LIVRAISONS, each with four plates. The present copy appears to correspond with the edition cited by Stafleu. Later issues were bound in three volumes with appropriately numbered title-pages. The success of the folio issue prompted the present octavo issue. The text is much revised and gives more information about the culture of the Rose than the first edition. The prospectus gives details of the issue: it appeared monthly in 40 livraisons at 3fr. 50 each with each part containing four plates. The plates "rduites et graves de nouveau par les habiles artistes, seront toutes galement bien colories sous les yeux de M. Redout". Dunthorne 233; Hunt Redoutana 40; Nissen BBI 1599; Stafleu & Cowan 8749. (2)
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