• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 257

    PAXTON, Joseph (1803-1865). Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and register of flowering plants. London: Orr & Smith (vols I-II) or W.S. Orr & Co. (vols III-IV), 1834-1838. 4 volumes (only, of 16), large 8° (233 x 163mm). 170 hand-coloured plates, some folding or double-page, numerous wood-engraved illustrations. (Some light spotting or browning). Contemporary half green morocco (extremities lightly rubbed). FINE BOTANICAL PLATES. Nissen BBI 2351; Stafleu & Cowan 7554. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return.

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    PAXTON, Joseph (1803-1865). Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and register of flowering plants. London: Orr & Smith (vols I-II) or W.S. Orr & Co. (vols III-IV), 1834-1838. 4 volumes (only, of 16), large 8° (233 x 163mm). 170 hand-coloured plates, some folding or double-page, numerous wood-engraved illustrations. (Some light spotting or browning). Contemporary half green morocco (extremities lightly rubbed). FINE BOTANICAL PLATES. Nissen BBI 2351; Stafleu & Cowan 7554. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return.

    HARRISON, Joseph (c.1798-c.1861). The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florist's Magazine. London: Whittaker, [1833-1843]. Volumes I-XI (only, of 27), 8° (219 x 135mm). Additional engraved titles to vol. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, letterpress title and preface misbound at end of vol. 2. 146 hand-coloured engraved and lithographic plates, 2 of which folding. (Variable spotting and offsetting, one plate loose in vol. 8, lacking general letterpress title to vol. 11.) Contemporary half calf over marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers and edges. (extremities lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. (4)


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    Please note that this lot comprises 15 books and not 4 as stated in the catalogue