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MAUND, Benjamin.

The botanic garden:

consisting of highly finished representations of hardy ornamental flowering plants, cultivated in Great Britain

Stock Code
86753
London, Baldwin and Craddock, 1825
£3,000

'A delightful work, not only full of useful and practical information, but illustrated with most charming plates carefully engraved and coloured' - Dunthorne.

Starting in 1825, Maund produced The Botanic Garden from his press at Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. The 13 volumes of this periodical depicted with great delicacy ornamental flowering plants cultivated in the Royal Gardens and was dedicated to the young Queen Victoria. Eminent botanical artists such as Augusta Innes Withers, Edwin D. Smith, Mrs. Edward Bury and Maund's own daughter contributed to the work.

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Description

9 volumes (of 13), 4to., 9 engraved titles, 216 hand-coloured engraved plates each showing 4 subjects, later half vellum gilt, green morocco labels, marbled sides and edges, a very handsome run.

Bibliography

Nissen BBI 2222.

Stock ID:86753

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