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MILLER, Philip.
Figures Of the most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon plants described in The Gardeners dictionary, exhibited on Three Hundred Copper Plates, Accurately Engraven after Drawings taken from Nature. With The Characters of their Flowers ans Seed-Vesssels, Drawn when they were in their greatest Perfection. To which are added, their Descriptions, and an Account of the Classes to which they belong according to Ray's, Tournefort's, and Linnæus's Method of Classing them.
1755. Splendide recueil de fleurs et plantes délicatement coloriées à l'époque. London, Printed for the Author, John Rivington, 1755-1760.2 volumes in-folio de : I/ (3) ff., 100 pp. de texte, 150 planches à pleine page ; II/ (1) f., pp. 101 à 200, planches 151 à 300 dont 2 dépliantes, (2) ff. ; 3 premiers ff. du tome I restaurés et réemmargés sans manque, 5 pl. légèrement piquées, 8 brunies ou tachées, pte déchirure à 1 pl. dépliante sans manque. Un dessin à l'encre, non signé a été relié p. 30 du tome I. Demi-maroquin rouge à petits coins de vélin crème, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin olive, tranches dorées. Reliure moderne.410 x 252 mm. / Splendid collection of flowers and plants delicately colored at the time. London, Printed for the Author, John Rivington, 1755-1760.2 folio volumes [410 x 252 mm] of: I/ (3) ll., 100 pp. of text, 150 full-page plates; II/ (1) l., pp. 101 to 200, plates 151 to 300 including 2 folding, (2) ll.; 3 first ll. of volume I restored and remargined without loss, 5 pl. slightly foxed, 8 browned or stained, small tear to 1 folding pl. without loss. An unsigned drawing in ink has been bound p. 30 of volume I. Red quarter morocco with small corners in cream vellum, spines ribbed and decorated, olive morocco lettering pieces, gilt edges. Later binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Camille Sourget [Paris, France]
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