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BARTON, William P.C.
Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States; or, Medical Botany
Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea; M. Carey & Son. Two volumes, mixed editions. Volume One is a second edition (1825); Volume Two is a first edition (1818). Quartos. Complete with 50 hand-colored plates (Tables 1-50), including one double plate (Table 25). Contemporary dark red half morocco and marbled paper boards. Ex-library copies with spine labels, bookplates, and perforated stamp on the title page and affecting the plates. Scuffing to the board edges and joints, toning and scattered foxing, about very good. The engraved botanical plates by Tanner, Vallance, Kearny & Co. are especially fine despite the perforated stamp, and are beautifully hand-colored. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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