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SWEET, ROBERT. Flora Australasica; or a selection of handsome, or curious plants, natives of New Holland, and the South Sea Islands. London: James Ridgway, 1827-28. 8vo, 238 x 146 mm., contemporary half green morocco, spine ends and joints rubbed; few leaves lightly spotted. FIRST EDITION, first issue (with plates watermarked 1826) of this fundamental work on Australian botany. 56 hand-colored engraved plates by S. Watts after E.D. Smith. Great Flower Books, p. 77; Ferguson 1144; Nissen BBI 1924.

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SWEET, ROBERT. Flora Australasica; or a selection of handsome, or curious plants, natives of New Holland, and the South Sea Islands. London: James Ridgway, 1827-28. 8vo, 238 x 146 mm., contemporary half green morocco, spine ends and joints rubbed; few leaves lightly spotted. FIRST EDITION, first issue (with plates watermarked 1826) of this fundamental work on Australian botany. 56 hand-colored engraved plates by S. Watts after E.D. Smith. Great Flower Books, p. 77; Ferguson 1144; Nissen BBI 1924.

Provenance: The Lindley Library, stamp on title and shelf label on upper pastedown.
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