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James (1756) Sowerby (1756 - 1822)

Lot 118: SOWERBY, James (1757-1822) and James Edward SMITH (1759-1828). English Botany; or Coloured Figures of Britsh Plants, with their essential Characters, Synonyms, and Places of Growth. London: printed for the author, by Davis, 1790-1814.

Christie's

December 18, 2002
New York, NY, US

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37 volumes (including index), 8 o (222 x 137 mm). Approximately 2592 hand-colored engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (defective). Provenance : Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Stickney Fund (bookplates dated 1870; stamps). [ With: ] English Botany. Supplement... London, 1833. 5 volumes, 8 o (230 x 140 mm). Approximately 405 hand-colored engraved plates. Later calf (rebacked, defective). Provenance : Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Stickney Fund (bookplates dated 1870; stamps). FIRST EDITIONS. Nissen BBI 2225 and 2226. Sold not subject to return.

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