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Botanical Cabinet : Consisting of Colored Plates from all Countries with a short Account of each, Directions for Management. Vols. I-IV
John & Arthur Arch, 1818, - LODDIGES, Conrad and Sons. The Botanical Cabinet : Consisting of Colored Plates from all Countries with a short Account of each, Directions for Management, &c., &c. Vols. I-IV (of XX) only. L: John & Arthur Arch, 1818-19. Each volume contains 100 hand colored copper-engraved plates with corresponding text on facing page. 8vo, half calf with gilt to calf and spine, marbled boards, a.e.g. Overall dimensions of plates: 8 1/4" x 6 1/8" (20.8 cm. x 15.5 cm.) Vol. II & IV include a "Catalogue of Plants which are sold at Conrad Loddiges & Sons, Nursery & Seedsmen, of Hackney, near London". That issue of the Loddiges catalogue included in vol. II being the eleventh edition (51 pp.) of 1818, and that in vol. IV being the twelfth edition (55 pp.) of 1820. Volume III has 2 pp. of drawings by George Loddiges detailing the "Elevation of the steam apparatus for heating hothouses, &c., at Hackney" and the "Ground plan of the Houses at Hackney showing the arrangement of the steam rollers, pipes, &c.," in addition to a short chapter entitled On Warming Hothouses by Steam. The Botanical Cabinet was published monthly, each part containing ten plates, drawn and coloured from nature with ten parts forming one volume. A short history accompanied by directions for care and other useful information pertaining to each plant was included. All volumes show some wear to spine ends and extremities; covers have some chipping and some general soiling. Some foxing affecting all plates, and slight to moderate dampstaining affecting areas of some plates of vol. I; slight to moderate foxing affecting most plates, and dampstaining affecting most plates of vol. II; very slight to moderate dampstaining affecting most plates of vol. III; slight to moderate foxing affecting all plates, and some dampstaining (or in some instances waterstaining) affecting most plates of vol IV; plate 162 folded and wrinkled. Vol. I front hinge starting; Vol. II & III casings detached at rear; Vol. IV casing detached at front, engr. bookplates to front endpapers of three volumes. Good. for the four volumes 7,500.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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