LAMBERT, AYLMER BOURKE. A Description of the Genus Pinus...to which is added an appendix containing descriptions and figures of some other remarkable plants, and an account of the Lambertian Herbarium, by Mr. David Don. Second Edition. London: Weddell, 1828-1837.
3 vols, large folio, 640 x 490 mm., contemporary green half morocco gilt, g.e., spines and corners carefully restored, portrait foxed and the facing title browned, a few plates spotted, both uncolored double-page plates foxed.
Second Edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Lambert and 100 plates, comprising 97 fully colored plates, one of which (no. 48) is partly colored and two (Appendix nos. 7 and 8) are double-page and uncolored, and including 15 WATERCOLOR PLATES in the third volume with no evidence of outline or other engraving underneath. Engravings by Barlow, Mackenzie, Smith, Warner and Weddell after Bauer, Ehret, Manz, Smith and Sowerby: a few lithographed by G. Scharf, one after J. Lycett.
As noted by Stafleu & Cowan, all copies show differences. The watercolors vary from the engraved versions in the 1837-1842 edition. Many of the engraved plates have added botanical details in watercolor.
Henrey 921 and 922; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4145.
Provenance: The Earl of Derby, Knowsley Hall, bookplate and shelfmark -- Robert de Belder (sale, Sotheby's London, 28 April 1987, lot 201). (3)