Lot 137REDOUTÉ, PIERRE-JOSEPH and THORY, CHARLES ANTOINE
Les Roses. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817-1824. First edition, with a signed receipt by Redouté tipped into the front of the second volume. 19th century tan calf, all edges gilt [N.B. worn with detached covers]. 13 1/2 x 10 inches (34.5 x 25.5 cm); 156 pp.; 122,  pp.; 125,  pp.; colored frontispiece, portrait not present, 165 (of a possible 169) hand-colored plates (respectively 56, 59 and 50 plates by volume), color-printed stipple engravings after Redouté by Bessa, Bessin, Chapuy, Langlois, Lemaire, Victor, and others, finished with hand-coloring (i.e. retouchée au pinceau). Covers detached, spines lacking, disbound with the stitching broken in places and now in need of resewing, the text with foxing (as usual), also with some spotting and toning to some of the plates. Lacking four plates (and the section of text from pp. 51-56) and the portrait as stated above. A list of the missing plates is available on request.
Sold for $22,500
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