REDOUTE Pierre-Joseph et Etienne-Pierre VENTENAT :

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REDOUTE Pierre-Joseph et Etienne-Pierre VENTENAT :
Description of the new and little known plants, cultivated in the garden of J. M. Cels.
In-plano half morocco with long grains, old red with corners, smooth spine decorated with gilded borders, gold lettering, some traces of rubbing on the boards and hinges
Paris, from the printing house of Crapelet, 1800
First edition on vellum, reprinted in the flat format (510x330 mm, ordinary copies are 330x240 mm and on the title page the date is announced under the republican calendar, "an VIII ", [Brunet])
Complete with the 100 numbered plates. The plates were drawn by the brothers Redouté (Pierre-Joseph: 81; 8 by Henri-Joseph), Cloquet (2), Laneau (1), Maréchal (6) and Sauvage (2), and engraved by Sellier père et fils, Goulet, Guyard and Plée.
A few traces of moisture and foxing in the margins, tear without missing and not affecting the text on ff. 41, internally very fresh overall
Armorial bookplate of Gerbé de Thoré pasted on
First of a series of three publications that made the reputation of Etienne Pierre Ventenat, one of the greatest botanists of the time.
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