Lot 17 of 221:
Two volumes from the Botanist's Repository 144 plates  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$600
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
The Botanist's Repository for New, and Rare Plants - Volumes IV & V

Author:
Andrews, Henry C.

Place:
London

Publisher:
For the author by T. Bensley

Date:
1802-03

Description:

2 volumes (of 10). Together containing 144 hand-colored engraved plates, including two folding plates. interleaved with descriptive letterpress; each volume with an engraved title page, printed titles not retained, as usual. (4to) 27x21 cm (10½x8¼") modern full tan calf, red morocco spine labels. First Editions.

Two volumes from this important botanical periodical. Wonderful plates, vividly colored. The Botanist's Repository "made a contribution of lasting importance to the literature of botany and horticulture by providing records and means of identification of a great diversity of beautiful and interesting plants, many of them new to science" (Hunt). Great Flower Books, p.83; Nissen BBI 2382


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Bindings lightly rubbed, bookplates, early owner's name on front blanks; a bit of foxing and browning, heavier to text leaves; very good. Offered as a collection of plates, sold as is.


 
Item number:
277730
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