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Andrews, Henry
THE BOTANIST'S REPOSITORY, FOR NEW, AND RARE PLANTS. LONDON: T. BENSLEY, 1797 [1815]
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Andrews, Henry
THE BOTANIST'S REPOSITORY, FOR NEW, AND RARE PLANTS. LONDON: T. BENSLEY, 1797 [1815]
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Andrews, Henry
THE BOTANIST'S REPOSITORY, FOR NEW, AND RARE PLANTS. LONDON: T. BENSLEY, 1797 [1815]
10 volumes, 4to (10 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.; 267 x 207 mm). Letterpress title to vol. 1, 10 engraved titles, 664 hand-colored engraved plates by Andrews (7 double-page, 57 foldouts), some printed in coloted inks; some plate captions and numbering shaved with loss, occasionally just affecting the image area, some light offsetting, occasional spotting. Green half morocco, spines with gilt text and repeat overall decoration blindstamped, marbled boards; wear to extremities, boards rubbed. 


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Literature

Dunthorne 8; ESTC T88189; Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen, BBI 2382; Stafleu and Cowan TL2 135

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST SERIOUS RIVAL TO THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE. The work was completed in 1815, and is superior to the Botanical Magazine insofar as it made a contribution of lasting importance to the literature of botany and horticulture by providing records and means of identification of a great diversity of beautiful and interesting plants, many of them new to science. Little is known about Andrews, except that he lived in Knightsbridge for many years and married the daughter of John Kennedy, a Hammersmith nurseryman. Kennedy for a time assisted Andrews with the text along with Adrian Haworth and George Jackson.

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