Thomas Moore | The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland, London, 1857
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The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland [edited by John Lindley]. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857
Folio (545 x 372mm.), 51 coloured plates, nature-printed by Henry Bradbury, contemporary green half morocco gilt, edges gilt, scattered spotting, small marginal tears to a few leaves (not affecting text or illustrations), gutta-percha perished and contents loose throughout,upper joint splitting, extremities rubbed
Nissen BBI 1400; Stafleu TL2 6275
Bookplate of Hubert Frederick Barclay
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