London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
CURTIS, William (1746-1799) and others. The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower Garden displayed. London: Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1793-1822. Volumes I-XX and XLIII, XLVIII-XLIX only, bound in 13 volumes, 8° (231 x 142mm). 1,041 engraved plates, all but one hand-coloured, including 33 folding (some spotting or browning, some offsetting). Contemporary half morocco (spines a little faded, rubbed). Hunt 689; Nissen BBI 2350. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return. (13)
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Please note that lot 355 is also sold with a quantity of books of linnaen and taxonomic interest. This lot is sold not subject to return.
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