Lot 243 of 364:
Barton's Flora of North America 1821  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
A Flora of North America
Author:
Barton, William P.C.
Place:
Philadelphia
Publisher:
M. Carey & Sons
Date:
1821
Description:

Volume 1 (of 3). [2], xix, [1] directions to binder, [4], 138 pp. With 28 (of 36) hand colored engraved plates. (4to) 27x21 cm (10¾x8½"), quarter maroon morocco and marbled boards, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, new endpapers. First Edition. 

The most attractive and important American flower book of the period, by the most distinguished botanist of his time. Barton's Flora is widely hailed as one of the most important early color plate books entirely produced in the United States. Sabin 3858; Nissen 84; Reese 11.

 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear to binding with light rubbing to extremities; lacking 8 plates, toning and scattered foxing to interior, offsetting from plates, plates toned with occasional foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
285022
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