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English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth...
London, printed for the author by J. Davis, 1790-1814. 36 volumes (bound in 21, including the index volume). Royal-8vo (235 x 140mm). With 2592 hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text (Together with:) HOOKER, W.J. Supplement to the English Botany .... London, J.D.C and C.E. Sowerby, 1831-1834. Vols. 1-2 (of 5). Royal-8vo (235 x 140mm). With 204 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf, spines in 5 compartments with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides. An attractive and very clean uniformly bound copy of the first edition of this esteemed and beautifully illustrated work on British plants. The set is bound in systematic order. "One of the most celebrated of all British Floras is Sowerby's "English Botany" ... 2592 beautifully coloured illustrations of plants most of which are drawn and engraved by James Sowerby. The plates are accompanied by descriptive letterpress written by the eminent botanist James Edward Smith." (Henrey II, p. 141). Our copy has the first two volumes of the later published supplement by W.J. Hooker.//Nissen BBI, 2225.
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