18 December 2002
REDOUTÉ, Pierre Joseph and Claude Antoine THORY. Les Roses, pientes par P.J. Redouté..., déscrites et classées selon leur ordre naturel, par C.A. Thory. Paris: P. Dufart, 1828-29.
3 volumes, 8o (240 x 157 mm). Half-titles. Hand-colored engraved floral wreath and 182 stipple-engraved plates, most only partially colored (without the two portraits, some occasional light foxing). Contemporary half morocco, top edges gilt (rebacked preserving original spines). Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Stickney Fund (bookplate dated 1869; stamps).
Second octavo edition. MacPhail 22; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8751.
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