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Redouté, Pierre-Joseph & Candolle, Augustin Pyramus
Plantarum Succulentarum Historia, ou Histoire Naturelle des Plantes Grasses de P.J.Redouté Peintre du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, décrites A.P.Decandolle ... 11-23 Livraison.
A Paris, chez Garnery, Libr., rue de Seine & Ant. Aug. Renouard, An X (1799), 71 Tafeln (345 x 545 mm) mit den jeweiligen Textseiten unbeschnittenes Exemplar in original Lieferungsumschlägen. First edition, first issue. A large paper copy, one of 100 copies issued. The rare large folio-edition of the finest work ever published on succulents. The plates of the large paper copies are superior to those of the small-folio-edition. Copies vary enormously as to the number of plates and as Stafleu indicates "one of the nightmares of Botanical bibliography ... there are hardly any identical copies". The "Plantes Grasses" is the first book of which all the plates are (with exception of plates 55 & 60 which are by H.J. Redoute) by the 'Raphael of the Succulents' Pierre Joseph Redoute. Dunthorne writes of the work as "a most important work and from the view of technique and pure colour printing Redoute's master piece". The large paper copies normally have 144 plates, covering parts 1-24, with 2 printed titles, one for the first volume and another for the second volume and at the end of each volume an index leaf to the plates. All plates have accompanying text" Following plates are present: 11. Livr. (1801) - 22. Livr. (1803): 61 Crassula obvallata 62 Aloe rigida 63 Aloe carinata 64 Kalanchoe aegyptiaca 65 Kalanchoe spathulata 66 Mesembryanthemum hispidum 67 Crassula glomerata 68 Aloe linguiformis 68* Aloe linguiformis verrucosa 69 Cotyledon hispida (C. mucizonia) 70 Sedum villosum 71 Mesembryanthemum lingüiforme 72 Mesembryanthemum pugioniforme 73 Tillaea muscosa 74 Bulliarda v … [Click Below for Full Description]
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