119. PAXTON, Joseph (1803-1865). Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and register of flowering plants. London: Bradbury & Evans for Orr & Smith (vols.I-II) or W.S.Orr & Co. (vols.III-XVI), 1834-1849. 16 vols, 8vo. (235 x 165 mm). 723 hand-colored lithographic plates (some double-page and folding). Contemporary green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spines gilt with red leather lettering-pieces. Condition: occasional spotting and browning (generally not affecting the plates); volume I recased, spines sunned and rubbed. Provenance: Lynn Abbott Trust.
a fine set. Nissen BBI 2351; Stafleu & Cowan 7554. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return. (16)
est. $5000 – £8000