• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

    Sale 5489

    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    CURTIS, William (1746-1799). The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed. London: 1793-1796. 60 parts, 8° (250 x 155mm). Title-pages and index leaves to volumes I-V present. 180 engraved plates, all but one hand-coloured, some folding (occasional variable light spotting, offsetting, browning and dust-soiling, small dampstain affecting parts 40-42). Parts 1-60 in the ORIGINAL GREY/BLUE SUGAR PAPER PRINTED WRAPPERS, stitched (part 7 lacking rear wrapper, part 60 with lower corner of front wrapper defective, a little light staining and soiling, light fraying and chipping).

    Price Realised  

    CURTIS, William (1746-1799). The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed. London: 1793-1796. 60 parts, 8° (250 x 155mm). Title-pages and index leaves to volumes I-V present. 180 engraved plates, all but one hand-coloured, some folding (occasional variable light spotting, offsetting, browning and dust-soiling, small dampstain affecting parts 40-42). Parts 1-60 in the ORIGINAL GREY/BLUE SUGAR PAPER PRINTED WRAPPERS, stitched (part 7 lacking rear wrapper, part 60 with lower corner of front wrapper defective, a little light staining and soiling, light fraying and chipping).

    UNSOPHISTICATED AND UNCUT COPY. Hunt 689; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan 1290; Blunt (1994), pp.211-217; Great Flower Books (1990), pp.156-7. (60)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Natural History
    (lots 1-32)