24 June 2009
STEPHENSON, John and James Morss CHURCHILL. Medical Botany; or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants or the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias New Edition. Edited by Gilbert T. Burnett. London: For John Churchill, 1834-1836.
3 volumes, 8o (233 x 148 mm). Half-titles in vols. 1 and 3. 187 hand-colored engraved plates (7 double-page) (some occasional minor spotting, a few plates cropped close at edges). Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spines gilt (boards scuffed, some wear along edges).
Second edition, first published in 1827-1831 (see previous lot). This new edition is edited by Gilbert Burnett (1800-1835), professor of botany at King's College, demonstrator in botany at the Chelsea Physic Garden, and Fellow of the Linnaean Society. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 13.011.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Einstein’s ‘God letter’, his single most famous letter on God, Judaism, and man’s eternal search for meaning — offered on 4 December
The remarkable memoir of a British naval officer who witnessed and recorded the historic events of 11 November, 1918
The Métiers d’Art collection is witty, eclectic and Chanel to the core. Illustrated with bags offered in Handbags and Accessories on 12 December in London
As a highly prized classic of American design comes up at auction on 13 December, specialist Beth Vilnsky advises on what to consider when buying a Tiffany lamp