LOT 480

[Botanica] Green

The Universal Herbal; or Botanical, Medical and Agricultural Dictionary. Containing an account of all the known plants in the world. (...) Thomas Green. Second edition, revised and improved. [Two volumes]. London, Henry Fisher, Printed at the Caxton Press, [1824].

4to, 2 volumes, halfleather, uniformly bound, title on spine in red and gilt stamping, marbled endpapers, 2 handcoloured frontispieces [Wisdom and Activity & The Elements] by R. Hicks after W.M. Craig, 2x title with vignette; the first volume with extra frontispiece with title and allegorical scene, (2),790 and 885 pp. + appendix; 93 (of 106) handcoloured copper engravings; mostly of flowers and plants and several engravings of garden construction. Lacks one plate; the other 12 missing plates all in copper engraving and handcoloured, added in gilt frame in mount under glass. Engravings by Dixon, Dobie, Swift, Campbelle et al. Bookplate C. Robert Bignold. Bindings with minor damage, boards tender and rubbed. Prints with very lovely colouring. Good set. Nissen 754. (total 2 books and 12 framed prints)

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