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LINDLEY, JOHN. Digitalium Monographia; sistens historiam botanicam generis, tabulis omnium specierum hactenus cognitarum illustratam, ut plurimum confectis ad icones Ferdinandi Bauer penes Gulielmum Cattley. London: Arthur Taylor for J.H. Bohte, 1821.
Folio, 490 x 342 mm., modern dark green quarter morocco, printed label (cut from one of the parts covers) on upper cover, uncut, plate 1 with a minor crease.
FIRST EDITION. 28 engraved plates by and after Ferdinand Bauer (22), John Lindley (5) and Franz Andreas Bauer (1, engraved by William Hooker), all finely colored by hand, plate 25 with overslip correcting the binomial caption.
Dunthorne 182; Great Flower Books, p. 65; Nissen BBI 1200; Pritzel 5345; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4638.
Provenance: Unidentified consignor (sale, Christie's London, 13 April 1988, lot 251).
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