Lindley, John (1799-1865). Pomologia Britannica; or, figures and descriptions of the most important varieties of fruit cultivated in Great Britain. London: J. Moyes for Henry G. Bohn, 1841.
3 volumes, 8 (240 x 151mm). 152 hand-coloured engraved plates by W. Clark and S. Watts after C. M. Curtis and Augusta Innes Withers, 5 double-page. Contemporary green half morocco gilt, spines in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, brown morocco in the third, the others tooled in gilt, g.e., by Hammond. Provenance: John Straker, Stagshaw House (armorial bookplate).
AN EXCELLENT COPY IN A FINE BINDING. The work is a re-issue of Lindley's The Pomological Magazine, published by James Ridgeway between 1828 and 1830. All except five of the plates are from originals by Mrs.Withers, who at the time of the present publication was "Flower and Fruit Painter in Ordinary to Queen Victoria". Dunthorne 184; Great Flower Books p. 65; Nissen BBI 1203; cf. L. Tongiorgi Tomasi Oak Spring Pomona 44. (3)