Lot 157: Author: Lowe, E.J. Title: Ferns: British and Exotic. Place Published: London. Publisher: Groombridge and Sons. Date Published: 1856-1860. Description: 8 volumes. 479 chromolithograph plates. (8vo) 24.5x15 cm (93/4x6") period green half calf and patterned boards, spines gilt, morocco labels, all edges marbled. First Edition. Edward Joseph Lowe (1825-1900) was a renowned English botanist, who published papers on a wide variety of subjects, including meteorology, luminous meteors, sunspots, the zodiacal light, meteorological observations during the eclipse of 1860 (at Fuente del Mar, near Santander), conchology, and of course, ferns, grasses and other plants. Condition: Some wear and staining to bindings; light foxing within; very good.
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