Smith and Sowerby | Icones pictae plantarum rariorum, 1790
Smith and Sowerby | Icones pictae plantarum rariorum, 1790
Smith and Sowerby | Icones pictae plantarum rariorum, 1790
Smith and Sowerby | Icones pictae plantarum rariorum, 1790
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Smith and Sowerby | Icones pictae plantarum rariorum, 1790

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Smith and Sowerby | Icones pictae plantarum rariorum, 1790

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Sold:2,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

SMITH, JAMES EDWARD

Icones pictae plantarum rariorum. [London: John Davis, 1790-1793]


FIRST EDITION, folio (595 x 443mm.), dedication leaf, 18 hand-coloured plates after James Sowerby, contemporary boards sewn without spine, some spotting, some wear to binding


This rare work was issued in three parts without title-page. The dedication by Smith to the Marchioness of Rockingham is followed by a leaf of preface and text to each plate in Latin and English.


LITERATURE:

Dunthorne 284; Henrey 1345; Hunt 715; Nissen BBI 1859; Stafleu TL2 12.222

Condition Report

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.

 

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