You don't have to be a connoisseur of lilies to appreciate these beautiful specimens. In fact, the less you know about them the more this new book will fascinate you. Gathering all of the plates from Pierre-Joseph Redoute's original eight volumes (published between 1802 and 1816), Les Liliacees is not just a book about lilies -- it's also a foray ...
You don't have to be a connoisseur of lilies to appreciate these beautiful specimens. In fact, the less you know about them the more this new book will fascinate you. Gathering all of the plates from Pierre-Joseph Redoute's original eight volumes (published between 1802 and 1816), Les Liliacees is not just a book about lilies -- it's also a foray into an exacting and rare art.Redoute is widely considered to have been the one of the best botanical illustrators; he had not only a breathtaking skill at translating the natural world onto paper but also strove to improve printing technology (he introduced ""stipple-engraving"" to France). His contributions to the art of botanical illustration are unequalled; in fact, the complete set of original volumes of Les Liliacees is highly prized -- its current value is approximately $400,000. For considerably less, you can have all of Redoute's 486 lilies, beautifully reproduced on thick, creamy paper. Flipping through, you'll be transported to the magical world of 19th-century botany. A pure delight.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Slight shelfwear to the dust jacket. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Very Good Condition in Near Fine jacket. VG/VG+ 1st ed 2000 very large, very heavy Taschen hardback, unclipped DJ with many illustrations throughout. Top rear corner bump to board beneath DJ, else near fine bright and unmarked. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 3822864072. ISBN/EAN: 9783822864074. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 061373.
Fine (Book Condition). Near Fine ( Jacket Condition) Book An excellent copy, but for light toning to edges of dust jacket. Text in French, English and German. Text clean, binding strong. [Our rating system: 1. Fine; 2. Near Fine; 3. Very Good; 4. Good; 5. Fair. ]
NF. Like new except for small, barely visible discoloration (likely fault of production) to rear panel of jacket. Else excellent, tight and bright. 2000. 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. Text in three languages: English, German, French. Large and heavy. Handsome light green Cloth hardcover with white lettering. Pictorial Dust Jacket now protected in BRODART clear plastic cover. 486 wonderful colour plates by the renowned French botanical illustrator. 494pp. Bibl. Index. ISBN 3822864072.
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