'THE BOTANIC GARDEN; CONSISTING OF HIGHLY FINISHED FIGURES OF HARDY ORNAMENTAL FLOWERING PLANTS CULTIVATED IN GREAT BRITAIN...'. LONDON: GEORGE BELL AND SONS, 1878
6 volumes 8vo (9 7/8 x 6 3/4 in.; 251 x 171mm). 250 hand-colored lithographed plates; minor marginal toning primarily to text leaves, a few stray spots, not affecting plates, minor and marginal soiling to 2 plates (vol II: XLIII, LXIV). Contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, second and fourth gilt-lettered, others with repeat decoration in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; some rubbing to extremities, corners a bit bumped.
H.W. Trinder (bookplate to front pastedowns) — Robert de Belder — Christie's New York, June 5, 1997, lot 522
'Great Flower Books' 160; Nissen BBI 2222; Pritzel 6004.