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A Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Alcester. Three Volumes in Four by  James [illus]  Thomas; Sowerby - First Edition - 1821 - from Barter Books Ltd (SKU: k1356)

A Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Alcester. Three Volumes in Four

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A Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Alcester. Three Volumes in Four

by Purton, Thomas; Sowerby, James [illus]

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor rubbing and scuffing to covers
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Stratford Upon Avon, London: J Ward / Longman, Hurst, Rees & Co. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor rubbing and scuffing to covers. 1821. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 795pp; xiv, 575pp + ads. 38 hand-coloured plates including eight coloured engravings by James Sowerby. J Ward - in 1817 - London for the author 1821. Thirty-eight plates present throughout the volumes though pagination and numbering is inconsistent. James Sowerby (1757 – 1822) an English naturalist, illustrator and mineralogist. Contributions to published works, such as A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland or English Botany, include his detailed plates. The use of vivid colour and accessible texts were intended to reach a widening audience in works of natural history. .

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Bookseller
Barter Books Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
k1356
Title
A Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Alcester. Three Volumes in Four
Author
Purton, Thomas; Sowerby, James [illus]
Format/binding
Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards
Book condition
Used - VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor rubbing and scuffing to covers
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J Ward / Longman, Hurst, Rees & Co
Place of Publication
Stratford Upon Avon, London
Date published
1821
Keywords
Illustrated Books, Botany
Bookseller catalogs
Illustrated Books;
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Barter Books Ltd

We run a 'no quibble' returns policy. If we have made any error of collation or missed any significant flaw, or if we have failed to describe the condition honestly and accurately, we refund the cost of the book in full, plus the cost of outward shipping, plus the cost of your return shipping.

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Barter Books Ltd

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Alnwick, Northumberland
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About Barter Books Ltd

Since its opening in 1991 within the premises of a small model factory at Alnwick Station, Barter Books has grown well beyond original expectations. Starting off in what was the ticket and parcel office of the original Station, the bookshop has expanded down the platforms and through the waiting rooms, until it now covers over one-quarter of the whole Station site. This translates into an area exceeding 8000 square feet and containing over 350,000 books on more than three miles of shelving. Also the Famous Writers Mural - 40 feet long by 18 feet high, the similarly sized Railway Mural and the Tennyson Installation. The bookshop also sells secondhand videos and music (CDs, LPs, cassettes, sheet music), as well as a small but growing section of artists' prints. And then there are the shop's many extra features! These include an open fire in the winter, coffee and cookies, a model railway running above the book columns, a mini-cybercafe, generous seating and browsing areas, a children's room, and dozens of glass cases containing many of the more interesting antiquarian books. The latest feature is the Station Buffet with hot and cold food and a fine selection of coffees and teas. A final note: during the enlargement process the owners took (and are taking!) particular pleasure in restoring, as they can, various features of the Station. This so far includes the original North Eastern Railway cast iron fireplaces, two of the Station clocks, a drinking fountain, and various waiting rooms. Most dramatic of all, however, was the restoration of part of the glass roof. That was when we all stood about watching as the sun came streaming in for the first time in many years to bring the wonderful old Station visually back to life.

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