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Lot 293: Africa.- Speke (John Hanning).- Oliver (Prof. Daniel) and James Augustus Grant. Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition, bound from orig. 3 parts, 136 lith. plates, 72 with partial hand-colouring, 1872.(23 views)
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Description: Africa.- Speke (John Hanning).- Oliver (Prof. Daniel) & James Augustus Grant. Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition, an Enumeration of the Plants collected during the Journey of the late Captain J.H.Speke and Captain (now Lieut.-Col.) J.A.Grant from Zanzibar to Egypt...forming Vol.XXIX of the Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, bound from the original 3 parts, letterpress title and dedication, folding colour map, 136 lithographed botanical plates by W.H.Fitch, those in the first two parts (plates 1-72) partly hand-coloured, plate 73 spotted, modern green cloth, spine slightly faded, original plain wrappers to most parts bound in, with manuscript notes by J.A.Grant on upper wrappers to part 1 "Parts II and III will be forwarded when published" and on part 2 "Part III, the last, will follow when pubd. J.A.G.", [Nissen BBI 1468], 4to, 1872.