Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
] [Icones pictae plantarum rariorum…], first edition, 3 parts in 1
(Sir James Edward)] [Icones pictae plantarum rariorum…], first edition, 3 parts in 1, with dedication, preface and text but no title (as issued, the title appeared only on the wrappers, not present here), 16 fine hand-coloured engraved plates only by James Sowerby (of 18, lacking plates 3 & 17: Euphorbia punicea and Convolvulus speciosus), one double-page, some with tissue guards, damp-staining to plate 7, otherwise very clean, contemporary half sheep, rubbed, spine ends and corners a little worn, [Great Flower Books p.140; Henrey 1345; Hunt 715; Nissen BBI 1859], folio, [1790-92-93].
⁂ Rare unfinished work by Smith and Sowerby, featuring three plants from the Cape, two from Mauritius and others from Jamaica.
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