Lot 45 of 338:
Six colored botanical prints, 1798  

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Botany displayed; or, a complete and compendious elucidation of Botany (caption title)



Published for the proprietors



One part only of four. With 6 (of 9?) hand-colored mezzotint or aquatint plates from paintings by A. Nunes; 5 leaves only of letterpress description. (4to) 29.5x24 cm (11¾x9½"), period marbled boards. 

One part, incomplete, of Thompson and Nunes' rare botanical, with  six striking and detailed colored plates. The plates are numbered 1 through 9, with no plates 4, 5, or 6, and the text is incomplete as well. Sold as is. OCLC lists only two examples of the set, both at the British Library.

Lot Amendments

Covers worn, detached; some light foxing and aging within; good.

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