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LAMBERT, A DESCRIPTION OF THE GENIUS PINUS. 1803-24

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Description

  • A description of the genus pinus. London: J. White, 1803-1807
ONE OF ONLY 25 COPIES COLOURED BY WILLIAM HOOKER, 2 volumes, large folio (570 x 460mm.), dedication, engraved portrait frontispiece in volume 2, 64 plates, lithographed and engraved all but 6 coloured by hand, later three-quarter morocco, some foxing, last leaf torn and repaired

Literature

Nissen BBI 1123; Great Flower Books, p.64 (stating that 25 coloured copies, with colouring by William Hooker, were issued in all); Henrey 920; Stafleu TL2 4145

Catalogue Note

The first great coniferous iconography including stunning plates after Ferdinand Bauer.
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