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.
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