Les roses / par P.J. Redouté, peintre de fleurs ... avec le texte par Cl. Ant. Thory ...

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PML 45395
Redouté, Pierre Joseph, 1759-1840.
A Paris : De l'imprimerie de Firmin Didot, imprimeur du roi, de l'Institut royale de France, et de la Marine, 1817-1824.
3 v. : 169 col. ill., port. ; 39 cm
Gift of Junius S. Morgan and Henry S. Morgan, 1953.

1st ed.
Estate of Mrs. J.P. Morgan.
Full-page stipple engravings, partially printed in color and finished by hand, including frontispiece (wreath of roses engraved by Charlin, with Greek inscription printed in gold). Engravers include Langlois (59), Chapuy (41) and Bessin (or Bessa) (22). Port. of Redouté by C.S. Pradier after Gerard, 1811.
Library has one of 5 copies with plates in two states, plain (on brown paper) and colored.
Library has original watercolors (signed) on vellum for Rosa rubrifolia (vol. 1, opp. p. 32) and Rosa pimpinelli-folia inermis (vol. 3, opp. p. 24).
Originally issued in 30 pts., Mar. 22, 1817-Mar. 6, 1824.
Vol. 1: 156, [2] p., [58] leaves of plates; v. 2: 122, [2] p., [59] leaves of plates; v. 3: 125, [2] p., [54] leaves of plates.

Mrs. Morgan's collection. Bookplate of Daniel Cooper.