Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Spicilegium botanicum; Gleanings of Botany , 2 parts in 1 [all published]
(Sir James Edward) Spicilegium botanicum; Gleanings of Botany , 2 parts in 1 [all published], first edition , no title, text in Latin and English, 24 hand-coloured plates by J.Sowerby, plates a little browned and offset onto verso of previous plate, occasional marginal soiling, plate 2 torn along platemark at foot (repaired with tape), contemporary half sheep, red morocco label, rubbed, corners worn, with printed upper wrappers to original parts on blue paper (and one lower wrapper) bound in, the first becoming loose, [Great Flower Books p.140; Hunt 719; Nissen BBI 1862], folio, for the Author by J.Davies…, 1791-92.
⁂ Unfinished work, issued with either Latin or English text, or, as here, with both.
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