“AMONG THE GREATEST OF FLOWER PAINTERS”
(RÉDOUTÉ, Pierre-Joseph) ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. Botanique. Paris, 1821.
Second large quarto edition of this splendid early 19th-century botanical work, with 65 lovely stipple-engraved tissue-guarded plates by Rédouté (of flowers, fruit, etc.) and engraved by Bouquet, Chailly, Delelo, Gabriel, de Gouy, and others, printed in colors and finished by hand. $11,000.