BOOKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN RICKETT (1930-1970). MR RICKETT WAS A DIRECTOR OF SOTHEBY'S, HAVING JOINED THE COMPANY IN 1953. HE WAS ALSO THE FOUNDER OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY SOCIETY OF BIBLIOPHILES.
first edition, folio (398 x 245mm.), engraved frontispiece by Grignion after Wale, dedication leaf to the Earl of Bute, 60 engraved plates, the frontispiece and plates all coloured by hand, contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece, one or two plates cropped or shaved at upper margin, occasional light spotting, plate 34 holed at lower margin, plate 41 soiled at foot, spine and edges of binding rubbed and a little worn
George Nugent, book label; John Rickett, bookplate
Cleveland Herbal 442; Dunthorne 129; Henrey 776; Hunt 559; Nissen BBI 880; Stafleu TL2 2770
a rare, coloured copy. For more on this work, see note to lot 10.
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