London, South Kensington
10 March 2000
Botanical Illustrations of the Twenty-Four Classes in the Linnaean System of Vegetables by Select Specimens of English Plants, London: printed for Darton, Harvey, and Darton, 1813. 75 x 64mm., 48 engraved plates hand-coloured (some offset onto the facing text), original red morocco, double fillet in blind on both covers (spine faded).
Spielmann 65: "A very rare children's book on botany with very attractive and delicately coloured flower plates, including a few mosses and mushrooms". Freeman: 410; Welsh: 1418.
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