14 June 2006
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
EDWARDS, Sydenham Teak (ca 1769-1819), continued by John LINDLEY (1799-1865). The Botanical Register: Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants, Cultivated in British Gardens; with their History and Mode of Treatment. London: James Ridgway, 1815-47.
33 volumes, 8o (234 x 150 mm). Approximately 2,700 engraved plates after drawings by Edwards and others, most hand-colored, many folding. Contemporary half diced russia, marbled boards (some chipping to spines, some covers detached). Provenance: W. Cushing (signature dated 1836 on first title).
FIRST EDITION of Edwards's monumental Botanical Register. Edwards was a botanical artist who had worked for twenty-seven years for Curtis's Botanical Magazine. In 1815, he started this rival publication. The text for the first 14 volumes is by John Bellenden-Ker and the remainder is by John Lindley. The present is a complete run, save the appendix to volumes 1-23. Dunthorne 108; Great Flower Books p.84; Nissen BBI 2379; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1625. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return. (33)
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