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  1. First editions; 5 vols, 8vo; 200 colour plates, tissue guards, numerous black and white illustrations in text, scattered light foxing; publisher's pictorial blue cloth gilt, gilt lettering to spine, flower design on gilt background to upper cover of each volume, inset 'window' on upper covers of vols 3 and 4, flower designs rubbed on 3 vols, all edges gilt, black endpapers, an attractive set.

    £575
  2. First edition; 4 vols, large 8vo; colour frontispieces, colour plates throughout, additional black and white illustrations in text, two folding chromolithographs on rear pastedowns of vols I and IV, scattered light foxing; publisher's blue pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spines and upper covers, spine ends slightly bumped, corners slightly rubbed, otherwise an attractive set.

    £300
  3. First edition. Folio, [24], 456 [i.e. 452] pp., Engraved frontispiece, 2 engraved plates, engravings in text, page 245 with old splash marks, contemporary calf gilt, morocco label, neat repairs to headcap and corners, an attractive example.

    £1,250
  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. Sixth edition, 12mo., iv, 261, [xi, including 4 pages ads]pp., contemporary calf ruled in gilt, joints repaired, red morocco label, a fresh, clean copy.

    £875
 

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