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CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; OR, Flower-Garden Displayed. Vols. 7, 8, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 48, 51, & 52. [11 volumes bound in 7 with 594 hand-coloured plates]

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London
Year Published:
1813
Edition:
First Edition
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Inventory No:
028706

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Overall:
Very Good
Dust jacket:
No Dust Jacket
Binding:
Half Leather
Size:
8vo (15 x 24cm)

£4050.00

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An excellent broken run with good margins and 594 bright, hand-coloured, engraved plates of which many are folding. All uniformly bound in contemporary half tan calf with gilt-decorated raised bands and contrasting gilt-lettered labels over marbled boards. 1794, 1795, 1801, 1806, 1807, 1821, 1824 and 1825; vols. 7 & 8 bound together, vols. 15 & 16 bound together, vols. 23 & 24 bound together, vols. 25 & 26 bound together, vols 48, 51 & 52 bound in separate volumes. The volumes include the following plate numbers: [v. 7] 217-252; [v. 8] 253-288; [v. 15] 505-548; [v. 16] 549-596; [v. 23] 881-923; [v. 24] 923* - 966; [v. 25] 967-1013; [v. 26] 1014-1059; [v. 48] 2189-2272; [v. 51] 2441-2522; [v. 52] 2523-2606. Each part with separate index; the volumes containing two parts of the work have not had the second title page bound in. As stated good margins - leaf size 144 x 236 mm, for instance instruction for cancelled leafs printed in the upper margin are retained e.g. p. for plate 532. Binding very good with light rubbing and wear only. Contents clean and tight, plates generally very clean and bright. Original end-papers, no inscriptions. An excellent broken run of this most famous of all botanical periodicals. Vols. 7 and 8 are by Curtis alone, whilst all the others are by Sims. [Nissen BBI 2350]

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