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Published 1803 - 1804. First Issue. Thee volumes, well illustrated with an engraved portrait frontispiece and 119 hand coloured plates, [as usual the plates are erratically bound but all are present], all edges gilt in Volume 2, bound in modern blue cloth with only very slight signs of use. Despite the rather plain binding, the contents are, overall, in remarkably bright condition. There is a little offsetting of plate on to text, and occasionally of text on to plate, but there are only six plates where this is really noticeable (and of these plate 91 is rather poor). In Volume 1 the second plate is bound slightly on a skew so that the margin protrudes slightly at the top and fore-edge; in Volume 2 a number of the descriptive leaves are bound together at the end rather than opposite the plate they describe. Volume 3 concludes with Thortnon's "Sketch of the Life and Writings of the Late Mr William Curtis, 33 pages. Ignoring the minor oddities of the set, there is a remarkable freshness about the paper quality and the colouring.
Title: Lectures on Botany, as Delivered to His Pupils, by William Curtis; Arranged by Samuel Curtis, Florist, Walworth. [Three volumes]
Edition: First Edition
Location Published: George Yard, Lombard Street, William Phillips
Book Condition: Good
Categories: Botany, Early works, Illustrators, Garden History, Botanical Illustration
Seller ID: 019713