Lot 139: Sowerby (James). English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their Essential Characters, Synonyms, and Places of Growth, 37 vols. including General Index, in 19 vols., 1790-1814, 2593 hand-coloured engraved plates, lacking plate 1988 (not listed in the manuscript systematical index following each volume), stipple-engraved portrait of J.E. Smith bound after volume I, occasional light spotting and browning, a few leaves and plates close-trimmed, contemporary diced calf, a couple of covers detached and a few joints cracking, edges rubbed, 8vo, together with Supplements I-XXXV, XXXVII-XXXVIII & Xl-XLI only, July 1829-January 1835 in original wrappers (some fading and tears), 8vo. Henrey 1366; Nissen BBI 2225. (56)
Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History, Early Printed Books, Maps, Globes & Decorative Prints, Science & Mathematics, Bookbinding Equipment Auction July 2015
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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