Sale: 499 / Rare Books, July 06. 2020 in Hamburg Lot 418000006

 
418000006
James Sowerby
English botany. 36 Bände, 1790-1814.
Estimate: € 4,000 / $ 4,560
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Lot description
James Sowerby
English botany; or, colored figures of British plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. 36 Bände. London, J. Davies 1790-1814.

- Vollständiges Exemplar
- Umfangreiche botanische Reihe
- Nahezu 2600 Pflanzendarstellungen in zartem Kolorit


Die schönen Kupfertafeln zeigen überwiegend Blütenpflanzen, ferner Farne, Gräser, Moose, Flechten und Algen. "It is one of the most celebrated British floras, the chief reason for the work's success being the charming engravings by Sowerby" (De Belder).

EINBAND: Braune Halblederbände der Zeit mit farbigem Rückenschild. 24 : 14,5 cm. - ILLUSTRATION: Mit 2592 kolorierten Kupfertafeln. - ZUSTAND: Tlw. leicht gebräunt und gelegentl. stockfl., Einbde. etw. berieben. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. - PROVENIENZ: Gestochenes Wappen-Exlibris Sir William Fitz Herbert.

LITERATUR: Nissen 2225. - Sitwell/Blunt S. 140. - De Belder 343. - Plesch Coll. 713. - Dunthorne 291. - Henrey 1366. - Jackson S. 233.

First edition. Complete set of 36 volumes. With 2592 colored engraved plates. Contemporary half calf with label on spine. - Partly slightly foxed and tanned, bindings somewhat rubbed. Overall clean and well-preserved copy. With armorial ex libris.

 


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