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France

Date range: 1801-1899

 

 

Les roses

Rosenwald 1892
Les roses, par P.J. Redouté avec le text par Cl. Ant. Thory Paris, Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1817-24. 3 v. 170 plates, port. 46 cm.
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No flower painter has so linked his name and immortality with a single genus as has Redouté with the rose. This three-volume set is Redouté’s most famous work; its 170 hand-colored plates are the most frequently reproduced of all botanical images. Pierre Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) was from a Belgian family of painters, and himself served, under various titles, as drawing master to the queens and princesses of France for half a century. Royal or aristocratic patronage was essential for the production of his many costly and lavishly illustrated works. 

Redouté’s draftsmanship was both elegant and botanically accurate; for most viewers he had captured the rose. Shown here is one of only five special copies, printed in large folio format, on vélin paper, with a double set of plates, plain and colored, retouched by Redouté himself.

To learn more about this book, see the blog post: Redouté's Royal Roses

Curiosités bibliographiques

Rosenwald 1938

Curiosités bibliographiques. Rouen, J. Lemonnyer, 1879-80. 12 v. in 4. illus. 19 cm. Volume 1.
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Curiosités bibliographiques. Rouen, J. Lemonnyer, 1879-80. 12 v. in 4. illus. 19 cm. Volume 2.
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Curiosités bibliographiques. Rouen, J. Lemonnyer, 1879-80. 12 v. in 4. illus. 19 cm. Volume 3.
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Curiosités bibliographiques. Rouen, J. Lemonnyer, 1879-80. 12 v. in 4. illus. 19 cm. Volume 4.
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England and Scotland

Date range: 1803-1898

 

A dictionary of painters; from the revival of the art to the present period

Rosenwald 1957
Pilkington, Matthew, 1701-1784. A dictionary of painters; from the revival of the art to the present period. A new ed., with considerable alterations, additions, an appendix, and an index, by Henry Fuseli. London, 1801 [i.e., 1805?] 8 v. (xx, 693 p.) 30 cm.
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Russia

Date range: 1843?-1892

Mertvyia Dushi


Rosenwald 2059
Мертвыя души / рисунки Павла Соколова. Гоголь, [Mertvyia Dushi]. Николай Васильевич, [Gogol,Nikolai Vasil'evich], 1855.
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History of the origin and distinguishing marks of the different Castes of India.

Rosenwald 2076
Skinner, James, 1778-1841. History of the origin and distinguishing marks of the different Castes of India. 1879.
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Son of a Scottish military adventurer and a woman of the Indian martial nobility, James Skinner (1778-1841) became a famous soldier with his private regiment Skinner's Horse, which still continues in the Indian Army. He was a fluent writer in Persian, the prestige language of India in his day, and composed his "Kitab-i tasrih al-aqvam" (History of the Origin and Distinguishing Marks of the Different Castes of India), given by James S. Collins of Pennsylvania to the Rosenwald Collection. The castes presented here are Khattris, nobles who converted from Hinduism to Islam and who function as lawyers and judges. This particular Khattri seems comfortable and benevolent, and is blessed with a son or student fiercely attentive to his dictation. The style is of the Company School, paintings made by local artists combining Mogul traditions with a minute realism to record people and natural history for staff members of the British East India Company which was taking over India.

United States

Date range: 1901-1969

Champ fleury

Rosenwald 2317
Champ fleury / by Geofroy Tory; translated into English and annotated by George B. Ives. New York: Grolier Club, 1927 (Mount Vernon, N.Y.: W.E. Rudge) xxiii, 208 p. : ill.; 32 cm.
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