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B Maund
1837 BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS 250 HAND-COLOURED PLATES COMPLETE SET 5 VOLS FINE BINDING
London: Groombridge. 1837 BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS 250 HAND-COLOURED PLATES COMPLETE SET 5 VOLS FINE BINDING 1837 BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS 250 HAND-COLOURED PLATES COMPLETE SET 5 VOLS FINE BINDING Click image to enlarge Description Peter Kennedy Books Title The Botanist; containing coloured figures of tender and hardy Ornamental Plants Authors B Maund and the Rev. J S Henslow Date 1836-42 Size square octavo 23 by 18.5 cms (9 by 7.25 inches) Description A rare complete set of this finely illustrated flower book. It has 250 hand-coloured plates, each with a leaf of descriptive text. Each volume has the letterpress and engraved title page Uniformly bound in red morocco with gilt spines, all edges gilt, red cloth sides with the title in gilt set within a decorative gilt border Each plate shows a single flower A handsome set, finely bound and with the plates fresh, clean and finely-coloured and free from foxing and browning Offered at a low price. In 2017 a set with a few internal problems-foxing toning etc-and some wear to the covers sold at auction in New York for $3750.00 Condition Rear cover of one volume with small marks. In four volumes the tissue guard to the frontispiece is browned and/or foxed but this has not affected the plate. The engraved title in these four volumes also has some foxing and two have a small damp mark in the lower blank corner Please study the photographs carefully. WE SHIP WORLDWIDE Postage Uk Royal Mail 2nd class free Uk Royal Mail 1st class £ UK Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1.00pm £ Airmail to Europe £ Airmail to the U.S.A. £ Airmail to the rest of the World … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Kennedy Antique Books (pkartandbooks) [Surrey, United Kingdom]
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