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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
 

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