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Botanique ... ornée de soixante-cinq planches, imprimées en couleurs d'après les peintures de P. J. Redouté by  Jean Jacques (1712-1778) ROUSSEAU - 1805 - from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 401779)

Botanique ... ornée de soixante-cinq planches, imprimées en couleurs d'après les peintures de P. J. Redouté

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Botanique ... ornée de soixante-cinq planches, imprimées en couleurs d'après les peintures de P. J. Redouté

by ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques (1712-1778)

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From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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Paris: L. E. Herhan for Delachaussie et Garnery, 1805. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (506 x 332 mm). Half-title. Title with stipple-engraved vignette, 65 stipple-engraved plates by Bouquet, Jacques Chailly, Mlle. Delelo and others, after Redouté, printed in colors by Langlois. Contemporary marbled calf gilt, spine with red and tan morocco lettering-pieces gilt. Some light wear at extremities; some mostly marginal and pale spotting. Provenance: Starrenstein (bookplate); purchased from Biblion, 1969. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, FIRST STATE, before the plates were titled and with plate 54 misnumbered 62. The plates are of flowers, fruits, bulbs, leaves, etc. of flowering plants and trees, some showing whole plants and others showing details, sometimes cut to reveal anatomical details. The book was issued in 1805 in both folio and quarto format. It is not surprising that this folio edition best reflects Redouté's superb botanical art. John Ruskin was one of many admirers of the work, and in 1878 wrote to his bookseller, F. S. Ellis: "Please at once set your Paris agents to look out for all copies that come up, at any sale, of Rousseau's Botanique with coloured plates, 1805 - and buy all they can get." Rousseau's letters on botany were written from 1771 to 1773, but were not published in his lifetime. They first appeared in his Oeuvres in 1782. Exiled amongst the natural beauties of Switzerland in 1763 or 1764, Rousseau developed his interest in botany, and made various collections of plant specimens or herbaria. See Lawrence Redouteana 15. Cleveland Collections 698; Dunthorne 252; Great Flower Books, p. 134; Nissen BBI 1688; Pritzel 7824; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 9688.


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Botanique ... ornée de soixante-cinq planches, imprimées en couleurs d'après les peintures de P. J. Redouté
ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques (1712-1778)
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L. E. Herhan for Delachaussie et Garnery
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The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]
first state
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]
A decorative design or illustration placed at the beginning or end of a ...[more]
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description....[more]
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]

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