London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
SMITH, James Edward (1759-1828). Exotic Botany: Consisting of Coloured Figures, and Scientific Descriptions, of such New, Beautiful, or Rare Plants as are Worthy of Cultivation in the Gardens of Britain, London: R. Taylor, 1804-05.
2 volumes bound in one, 8°, 119 hand-coloured engraved plates by James Sowerby only (of 120, lacking plate 20), some folding (vol. II lacking one text leaf, plate 44 trimmed affecting image, a few tears without loss, some light spotting and browning), contemporary calf-backed marbled boards (lightly rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: unidentified armorial bookplate; Lloyd Kenyon (modern library label).
Brunet V, 415; Nissen BBI 1858; Pritzel 8743.
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