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THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; or, FLOWER-GARDEN DISPLAYED: in which the most Ornamental Foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours.   (Volume 1)

THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; or, FLOWER-GARDEN DISPLAYED: in which the most Ornamental Foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours. (Volume 1)

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THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; or, FLOWER-GARDEN DISPLAYED: in which the most Ornamental Foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours. (Volume 1)

by Curtis, William

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London: Printed by Stephen Couchman, For W. Curtis, 1793. First edition thus. Leather. Very Good. 1st edition, thus. Volume 1 only. A Very Good copy. 8vo., with engraved frontispiece and 40 hand coloured plates. Bound in half red morocco and marbled paper over boards, with title on spine in gilt. 3 front blank end papers, 5 blank rear end papers. Handsome bookplate. Boards lightly rubbed, spine more so. Front paste down foxed. Frontispiece dampstained, transferring to a lesser degree to the title page. Text and plates generally clean, with occasional off-setting and a dot of foxing. A Very Good copy. *** Originally issued in monthly parts, each consisting of three plates and accompanying letterpress text: this edition a reprint in annual volumes. Text leaves are bound facing the plates they describe and numbered to correspond to that plate. Drawings for the plates were made by: James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards and Francis Sansom; coloring supervised by William Graves.*** Bookplate of known book collector Thomas Prentice. ***.

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Title
THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; or, FLOWER-GARDEN DISPLAYED: in which the most Ornamental Foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours. (Volume 1)
Author
Curtis, William
Format/Binding
Leather
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
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Edition
First edition thus
Publisher
Printed by Stephen Couchman, For W. Curtis
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1793
Keywords
botanical, gardens, linnaeus, botany, gardening, color, colour, plates, plate book,

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Leaves
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Foxed
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Morocco
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