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The Horticultural Repository, containing delineations of the best varieties of the different species of English fruits: To which are also added, delineations of the blossoms and leaves, in those instances in which they are considered necessary; together with a description of each fruit in the time of ripening, 2 volumes, complete
London: Sherwood, Jones, and Co, [1820]-1823. First edition.. Very slight rubbing to the marbled boards, plates and text are bright and clean; a tight, very good copy.. Pp. (v) vi-vii, (3), 1-96, plates 1-50; pp. (iv), 97-199, plates 51-104 - altogether 104 fine hand-colored plates (7 of which folding, 6 of which numbered as 2 plates in the text - as called for). Contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, spine with 4 raised bands with gilt-decorations and gilt titles, lg 8vo (10 x 6.5 inches). This work was issued in parts beginning in 1820 and ending in 1823; the title pages of both volumes lists the date as 1823. A classic early book on English fruits with magnificent hand-colored plates.
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