Lot 59
  • 59

Titford, William Jowett

2,000 - 3,000 USD
3,750 USD
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  • <em>Sketches Towards a Hortus Botanicus Americanus; Or, Coloured Plates (With a Catalogue and Concise and Familiar Descriptions of Many Species) of New and Valuable Plants of the West Indies and North and South America.</em> London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1811[-1812]
Handcolored aquatint frontispiece depicting an arrangement of tropical fruits in a basket, handcolored engraved vignette on dedication leaf. Illustration: 17 handcolored engraved plates (numbered 1–17).  

6 parts in one volume, 4to (11 1/2 x 9 1/8 in.; 294 x 230 mm). Binding: Contemporary diced calf, spine gilt in six compartments, covers with decorative gilt borders, gilt dentelles, gilt edges. Provenance: John Caley (contemporary ownership signature on flyleaf).

Minor spotting and offsetting. Extremities and joints of binding rubbed, front hinge cracked.