20 November 2003
CURTIS, William (1746-1799). The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed. London: 1787-1800.
Volumes I-XIV only bound in 7, 8° (250 x 155mm). One uncoloured plate, 503 hand-coloured engraved plates, one folding. (Occasional light browning or spotting, offsetting of text onto plate nos. 313-324.) Contemporary blue morocco-backed boards, flat gilt spines, uncut (scuffed, spines chipped).
[With]: two uniformly bound volumes containing a selection of plates and text from volumes XV-XXIII of The Botanical Magazine. London: [1801-]1804-1805[-1806]. 2 volumes, 8°. 223 hand-coloured engraved plates, 5 folding. Bindings as above.
FIRST EDITION. A significant selection of 726 hand-coloured plates from probably the most famous of all botanical periodicals, a publication which continues today. The selection bound in the two additional volumes includes the complete text and plates for volumes XIX and XXII. The lot sold as a periodical not subject to return. Cf. Satfleu & Cowan 1290; cf. Nissen BBI 2350. (9)
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