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.
Dunthorne 284; Henrey 1345; Hunt 715; Nissen BBI 1859; Stafleu TL2 12.222
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.