Sale: 430 / Rare Books, May 23./24. 2016 in Hamburg Lot 681

 
681
James Sowerby
English botany. 12 Bde. 1832-46
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,190
Sold:
€ 1,320 / $ 1.570

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Sowerby, James und James Edward Smith, English botany; or, colored figures of British plants .. The second edition. 12 Bde. Mit 2748 kolor. Kupfertafeln (st. 2755). London (1832)-1846. Grüne Ldr. d. Zt., Rücken und Bindung erneuert (7) und grüne HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher RVerg. und 2 roten RSch. (5). 8vo.

Zweite Ausgabe der bekannten Abhandlung über die britische Flora. - Inkl. der Supplementtaf. nahezu vollständig lt. Stafleu/Cowan. - "It is one of the most celebrate British floras , the chief reason for the work's success being the charming engravings by Sowerby. The author, Smith, whilst desiring such success was disappointed in the lack of notice taken of his descriptions which he hoped .. 'ha[d] very widely promoted a love of plants, and a taste for correct and scientific botany'." (De Belder) - Schwach gebräunt, vereinz. stockfleckig. Einbde. etw. berieben. 5 Bde. mit gest. Wappenexlibris von George Anne Martin. Gutes kaum fleckiges Exemplar.

Nissen 2225. - Stafleu/Cowan 12221.

Second edition. With 2748 col. copperplates (of 2755). Contemp. calf, spine and binding renewed (7) and contemp. half calf with gilt spine and 2 labels (5). - Slightly browned, here and there foxed. Binding rubbed. 5 vols. with armorial ex libris of George Anne Martin. Fine nearly stainless copy.

681
James Sowerby
English botany. 12 Bde. 1832-46
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,190
Sold:
€ 1,320 / $ 1.570

(incl. 20% surcharge)