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The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain, [with] - The British Grasses and Sedges - Vols I-VII by Anne Pratt - First Edition - 1860 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain, [with] - The British Grasses and Sedges - Vols I-VII

by Anne Pratt

Condition: Good/No Jacket


London : The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1860 A 7 volume set comprising Anne Pratt's works on flowering plants, ferns, grasses and sedges in original decorative cloth bindings. Profusely illustrated by colour printed plates produced by W Dickes from original art work by Anne Pratt. All page edges gilt. The set is undated but is clearly very early. Pratt's work on flowering plants was first published circa 1855 in 5 volumes with a separate volume on ferns published in the same year, which could form part of the set. The volume on grasses and sedges was first published in 1859 and could then be combined with the other 6 to make a 7 volume set. This set is classed as good overall. The light purple cloth bindings with gilt decoration to front board and gilt titles and decoration to spine, are generally sunned to the spine with a lot of chipping to the spine and occasionally board edges. 3 are slightly shaken with stitching occasionally visible. Vol VII - Sedges has very loose stitching at a couple of points which could lead to splitting. They all have bumped corners and there are occasional indentations and bubbling. They are in overall fair condition. The contents are in very good clean condition - all the plates are clean and tissue-guarded and there is very little spotting or browning. Vol I: 288pp plus publisher's list; 46 colour and 1 plain plate. Vol II: 355pp 39 plates, list at rear. Vol III: 410pp, 53 plates, list at rear. Vol IV: 328pp, 53 plates, list at rear. Vol V: 340 pp plus index to the 5 vols, 50 plates, list at rear. Vol VI: 164pp, 41 plates, list at rear. Vol VII: 136pp; 35 plates, list at rear. All the volumes have 2 signatures to the front pastedown and fep. Some have a bookplate from the Woodland Trust to the rear pastedown. Some have a handwritten list of species produced by a previous owner loose in the volume. ``````````````
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