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A Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Alcester. Three Volumes in Four
Stratford Upon Avon, London: J Ward / Longman, Hurst, Rees & Co. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor rubbing and scuffing to covers. 1821. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 795pp; xiv, 575pp + ads. 38 hand-coloured plates including eight coloured engravings by James Sowerby. J Ward - in 1817 - London for the author 1821. Thirty-eight plates present throughout the volumes though pagination and numbering is inconsistent. James Sowerby (1757 – 1822) an English naturalist, illustrator and mineralogist. Contributions to published works, such as A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland or English Botany, include his detailed plates. The use of vivid colour and accessible texts were intended to reach a widening audience in works of natural history. .
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