The Floral Cabinet, and Magazine of Exotic Botany - 3 Volumes

By: Knowles, G.B. & Westcott, Frederic

Price: £1,850.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


[1837 - 1840]. Three volumes, small quarto, pp viii, 96, (6); iv, 188; iv, 188, three vignette title pages, an extra hand-coloured title page in the first volume, with 137 fine hand coloured plates, all edges gilt, bound in a Victorian half morocco and cloth, the spines highly decorated in gilt, a little rubbed at the joints and corners, the cloth sides slightly marked and very slightly bubbled in a few small places. In Volume 3 title page and the first two plates and text are a little stained at the upper corner, the subsequent three plates and text pages very faintly marked; otherwise this is a remarkably clean and bright set internally - the plates all have their protective tissues which very occasionally have a faint spot of foxing, but nothing has transfered to the surface of the plate. With the book label of Carl Wendell Carlsmith [1904 - 1932] on each of the first blank pages in each volume. RARE, AND EXCEPTIONALLY DIFFICULT TO FIND COMPLETE. {George Beauchamp Knowles was a surgeon, and Professor of Botany at Birmingham School of Medicine. Frederic Westcott was a Secretary of the Birmingham Botanical and Horticultural Society, and contributed papers on the Shropshire flora to The Phytologist.}

Title: The Floral Cabinet, and Magazine of Exotic Botany - 3 Volumes

Author Name: Knowles, G.B. & Westcott, Frederic

Categories: Gardening, Victorian, Botanical Illustration,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Fleet Street and Bride Court, London, William Smith and J.M. Knott:

Binding: Half Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 016566