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Andrews, Henry C.

20,000 - 30,000 USD
17,500 USD
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  • <em>Coloured Engravings of Heaths. The Drawings Taken from the Living Plants Only. </em>London: [vol. 1] printed by T. Bensley [vol. 2] or R. Taylor for the Author, [1794–] 1802–1805–1809–"1805" [–1830] 
Half-title to vol. 4. Illustration: 288 handcolored engraved plates by and after Andrews, printed in green or black, some heightened with gum Arabic. 

4 volumes, folio (16 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.; 410 x 260 mm) Binding: Contemporary diced Russia, covers gilt-ruled and blind-rolled, spines gilt in six compartments, marbled edges (vol. 4 slightly disparate because of its delayed completion).  Provenance: John Amory Lowell (bookplate). 

Occasional minor foxing, primarily to text, some plates lightly toned, bound without the engraved dedication to the Marquis of Blandford or the one-leaf letterpress introduction. Some wear and rubbing to bindings, rebacked, original spines laid down.