[BOTANICAL]. ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques (1712-1778). La Botanique. Paris: Baudouin Freres, 1821-1822.
Large 4to (340 x 255 mm). 64 (of 65) stipple engraved plates, printed in color and finished by hand, by Bouquet, Gabriel, and others after PIERRE JOSEPH REDOUTE. Contemporary red leather-backed boards, edges gilt (upper cover detached, upper joint defective, some overall wear). Third edition. "This work is Redoute's last link with the ancien regime: his old patrons had all died, or like Cels, who died in 1806, had ceased to be influential. Redoute had entered easily into a new life under the Empire. On the whole, it can be said that it is remarkable how little Redoute was affected by the political and social changes that took place around him" (Stafleu). Great Flower Books p. 74; Nissen 1688.
Estimate $ 600-800