678. [Botany - Flowers]

REDOUTÉ, Pierre-Joseph

Les Roses. Décrites par C.A. Thory.

Paris, C.L.F.Panckoucke, 1824

2 vols., 8vo: [4]-4 pp.; 160 pls. with tissue-guards and unpaginated text (foxing but mostly on tissue-guards and lvs., little lack of paper in the corner of the plate "Rosier de Cumberland" and some lacks on tissue-guard).

Half dark green calf, dark green paper with grid pattern on boards, flat spines (sl. worn and rubbed).

First 8vo edition, published the same year as the first folio-ed. Ill. with 160 beautiful hand-coloured engravings (complete) . Explanatory text by Thory (1757-1827): description, local origins, hints for cultivation, etc. Valuable study for rose lovers as many described varieties have now disappeared. Ref. Nissen (BBI) 1599. - Pritzel 7455.

€ 3.000 / 4.000

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