4 December 2014
IMPORTANT BOTANICAL BOOKS FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN
FURBER, Robert (ca 1674-1756) and Richard BRADLEY (d.1732). The Flower-Garden Display'd, in above Four Hundred Curious Representations of the most Beautiful Flowers. London: R. Montagu, J. Brindley and C. Corbett, 1734.
4° (241 x 186 mm). Title printed in red and black, hand-colored engraved title-page, 12 hand-colored engraved plates. (Marginal tear on engraved title repaired on verso, some browning and spotting.) Later calf (worn, upper cover detached, lower hinge with repair and broken); cloth folding case. Provenance: Charles Mayo (ownership inscription on first blank).
Second edition, with the addition of "The Flower-Garden for Gentlemen and Ladies" not present in the first edition of 1730. The plates for both quarto editions are reductions of Furber's folio Twelve Months of Flowers (1730). Peter Smith engraved the plates after the original paintings by P. Casteels. Cleveland Collections 377 (GC copy this copy); Dunthorne 114; Great Flower Books, pp.30-31; Hunt 493.
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