London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
PAXTON, Joseph (1803-1865). Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and register of flowering plants. London: Bradbury & Evans for Orr & Smith (vols. I - II) or W. S. Orr & Co. (vols. III - XV), 1834-1849. 14 volumes containing vol. I - XIV and half of vol. XV only (of 16), large 8° (227 x 161mm). Approx. 700 hand-coloured engraved or lithographed flower plates by F. W. Smith or S. Holden, some folding or double-page, with a few plates of designs for gardens, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, plate 3 in vol. 5 of Cattleya crispa replaced by a fine watercolour (some plates shaved with slight loss to image or captions as usual, some light spotting or browning). 20th century green leather, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettering piece in second (spines and joints rubbed).
A LONG RUN OF FINE BOTANICAL PLATES. Nissen BBI 2351; Stafleu & Cowan 7554. Together with another botanical work in 3 vols. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return. (17)
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