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SMITH, Sir JAMES EDWARD. [Icones Pictae Plantarum Rariorum, descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae. London: J. Davis 1790.] 3 fascicles bound in one volume without the wrappers containing the Latin and English title, large folio, 590 x 450 mm., old blue boards, vellum corners, uncut, modern clamshell cloth box, some spotting and occasional soiling, mostly at front. LARGE-PAPER COPY. Preliminaries and all text in English only, plates 1-6 unnumbered, plate 6 not folded, 18 hand-colored engraved plates by James Sowerby. Dunthorne 284; Henrey 1345; Hunt 1345; Nissen BBI 1859; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 12.222.
Provenance: Evelyn Crookshank, ink inscription dated 1917 on front inside cover.
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