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  1. Third edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, comprising colour frontispiece, 2 portraits (slightly spotted) and 184 fine plates printed in colour and finished by hand, original tissue guards, contemporary green morocco-backed marbled boards, small tear to head vol. I, lighlty rubbed, an excellent set, plates clean and fresh.

    £13,500
  2. First edition. folio (44.5 x 28 cm), uncut, ii, 533, [ii] pp., engraved frontispiece, 75 engraved plates, title page printed in red and black with engraved pictorial vignette, light water stain to frontispiece, attractive modern calf-backed boards, spine gilt, red morocco label, an excellent example.

    £1,950
  3. First edition. Folio (47.5 x 29.5 cm), iv, 533, [iii] pp., Royal paper issue with hand coloured plates, title printed in red and black with hand-coloured pictorial vignette, engraved hand-coloured allegorical frontispiece, dedication leaf with hand-coloured headpiece, 74 (of 75) hand-coloured engraved plates (lacks plate 38) by H. Roberts, R. Benning, Darley & Edwards, the author, and others, mostly after drawings by the author, some light old damp-staining marks running through first third of book, generally a good clean example, contemporary russia, sometime rebacked with tan morocco, corners worn, some edge wear, covers scuffed.

    £5,000
  4. The second impression much corrected and enlarged. Folio (34 x 22.5 cm), [12], 612, [16] pp., additional xylographic allegorical title-page, numerous full-page woodcuts of plants throughout, a few gatherings browned, last leaf trimmed at foot, contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, an attractive example.

    £4,750
  5. 4to (27 x 22 cm.), 59 (of 60) hand-coloured lithograph plates, occasional very light spotting, publisher's green cloth gilt, pictorial vignettes to spine and upper covers, spines and edges faded to tan, neat repairs to spine ends, mild staining to boards, otherwise very good.

    £1,250
  6. 11 volumes 4to., 527 fine hand-coloured lithograph or chromolithograph plates (with tissue guards) by John Nugent Fitch (one double-numbered folding plate in volume I), some with tinted backgrounds; chromolithograph plate (Cypripedium Charlesworthii) from another work inserted in volume X. Original brown fine diagonal-rib cloth, gilt lettered spines and front covers, spines and front covers with floriate panelling in blind & black (back covers stamped in blind), untrimmed, endpapers yellow coated or with a pale grey or brown floriate pattern. Bookseller's ticket of David Bryce & Son, Glasgow. Rear joint of volume I split at foot but sound, scattered foxing to letterpress, plates clean and fresh. A very good set.

    £16,000
  7. 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.

    £3,000
  8. 4to (27 x 22 cm.); 47 hand-coloured lithograph plates, occasional light spotting, publisher'sl green cloth gilt, pictorial vignettes to spine and upper covers, spines faded to tan, neat repairs to extremities, light stain to upper cover, otherwise very good.

    £2,500
  9. 4to (27 x 22 cm.); 58 hand-coloured lithograph plates, occasional light spotting, publisher's green cloth gilt, pictorial vignettes to spine and upper covers, spines faded to tan, neat repairs to extremities, nonetheless very good.

    £2,750
  10. First edition; 4to (27 x 22 cm.), 42 hand-coloured lithograph plates, light spotting, publisher's green cloth gilt, pictorial vignettes to spine and upper covers, spine faded to tan, neat repairs to extremities, otherwise good.

    £2,500
 

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