"Redoute's Roses [together with] A Redoute Treasury: 468 Watercolours from Les Liliacees of Pierre-Joseph Redoute", Various
Subject: Reference - Natural History
Period: 1986-90 (published)
Publication: Wellfleet Press
9 x 12.3 inches
22.9 x 31.2 cm
Two fine books focusing on the famous botanical artist, Pierre-Joseph Redoute, who painted in the lavish gardens of Malmaison for Empress Josephine Bonaparte. First (Roses) contains fine facsimile reproductions of the original plates. Folio, 341 pp, 167 full-color plates. Hardcover in red buckram with illustrated dustjacket. Second (Les Liliacees) contains full color illustrations and extensive notes on the taxonomy of the plates by Peter & Frances Mallary. 229 pp. Hardbound in green buckram with illustrated dustjacket.
Dustjacket sunned on spine, else fine.