Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Sweet (Robert) - Cistineae. The Natural Order of Cistus, or Rock-Rose...,
Cistineae. The Natural Order of Cistus, or Rock-Rose...,
first edition , second issue, 112 hand-coloured engraved plates by S.Watts and Weddell after Mrs.Brown and J., M. & W.Hart, some foxing and soiling, mostly affecting text, some plates offset, portion (?signature) cut away from head of title (repaired), I2 torn and repaired, old ink signature on front free endpaper, later half red morocco, by Rivière & Son., spine gilt in compartments with art nouveau floral design and five raised bands, t.e.g., others uncut, a little rubbed at edges, [Great Flower Books p.141; Nissen BBI 1922], 8vo, 1825-30.
⁂ Originally published in bi-monthly parts from 1825-30. Sweet was a horticulturalist who worked for several nurseries in and around London and produced several important botanical works.
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