Sowerby, James ; Smith, J E
Title English Botany; or coloured figures of British plants
Binding quarter leather binding
Book Condition Very Good
Edition first edition
Publisher London J. Davis 1790
Seller ID 3222
Modern professional re-binding, 1/4 leather and marbled boards. A complete copy of the main work (all first editions), without the supplements. There is a little foxing, as usual, mainly confined to the text; only in Vol 13 are the plates seriously affected. About 10 plates in Vol. 1 are somewhat stained and there are a few minor stains elsewhere. Royal College of Surgeons of England stamps on title pages , together with "Sold by order of President and Council of RCSoE" stamp on obverse of titles. Some offsetting on a few plates. In general, a very good set. Full title: "English Botany; or coloured figures of British Plants, with 2592 hand-coloured engraved plates" 36 vols (bound as 18). Also included is Sowerby's personal, hand-written account book for 1805-1806, an interesting and delightful bonus. Shipping and insurance costs to be added to the purchase price. An extremely well presented and very special set of books - please feel free to contact us, either via the "ask Bookseller a Question" link, or directly. Colour illustrations. This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.