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Thomas Green
The Universal Herbal; or, Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary. Containing an account of All the known Plants in the World, arranged according to the Linnean System.
Henry Fisher, Liverpool, 1820. A very good 2 volume set of the 1st edition, newly rebound in half calf with marbled boards. With 2 decorative frontispieces, 1 decorative title, and 106 hand coloured plates. The title pages are undated but Vol I has a preface dated 1820 and the 1st edition was produced between 1816 and 1820. This copy is in new half calf with gilt lines title labels and volume numbers to spines. The marbled paper matches the marbling on the page edges. New endpapers. All the plates are in very good clean condition and are well coloured. The paper quality varies with the paper in the first half of Vol II being noticeably toned and prone to light spotting. Contents - Vol I: frontispiece; decorative title; title; preface 2 pp; introduction, instructions on finding a plant, and text (to letters KYL) with 56 plates pp 1-790. There are a couple of ink corrections in the margins of pp 304-5 and 627. Paper lightly toned with light spotting circa p 700. Vol II: frontispiece; title; text pp 3-855 with 50 plates; tables pp 855-885; plate listing p 886; finis. As noted above the paper is more toned to circa p 503, at which point it changes to barely toned. Please enquire if you would like to see further images to assess condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: ecbooks [Orkney Islands, United Kingdom]
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