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The Flowering Plants of Great Britain.[3 vols] together with The Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain by Anne Pratt - Hardcover - from E C Books (SKU: 031060)

The Flowering Plants of Great Britain.[3 vols] together with The Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain

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The Flowering Plants of Great Britain.[3 vols] together with The Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain

by Anne Pratt

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge A very nice set in original green decorative cloth bindings, aeg, with 316 colour printed tissue-guarded plates and 1 plain plate. The set is undated but looks to be mid 1800's from the binding style. Vols I-III are titled The Flowering Plants of Great Britain. Vol IV is separately titled, although in uniform binding, covering the Grasses, Sedges, Ferns of Great Britain. The bindings have been nicely rebacked and are very sound and clean with gilt decoration on the front boards and gilt titles to spines. The contents are generally clean and bright with occasional brown spotting. With bookplate of Robert Allan on the front pastedown of all the volumes. Vol I has 1 plain and 80 colour plates, 256 pp with catalogue at the rear. The binding has slight scuffing and bumping to corners. Vol II has 79 colour plates, and is 247 pp plus publisher's catalogue. The binding has 2 small indentations to the side of the front board and slight bumping to corners. The 6th plate has a small hole at the outer edge and one plate is lacking a tissue guard. Vol III has 82 colour plates and includes the index to the 3 volumes - 248 pp plus publisher's catalogue. The binding has slight bumping to corners. Vol IV is has a separate title on the spine. It has 75 colour plates in all. There is a half title to the ferns section at page 62, and the ferns section includes black and white figures in the text. 140 pp plus publisher's catalogue. The binding has what looks like an ink mark on the spine and slight bumping to corners.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
031060
Title
The Flowering Plants of Great Britain.[3 vols] together with The Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain
Author
Anne Pratt
Illustrator
Anne Pratt
Format/binding
Decorative Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Place of Publication
London
Keywords
ferns of great britain; flowering plants; anne pratt; grasses; victorian natural history
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; Botany; Flowers;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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AEG
All Edges Gilt. Describes a book in which the top, fore edge and bottom of the outside of the pages are decorated with gold... [More]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
rebacked
having had the material covering the spine replaced. ... [More]
plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [More]
half title
The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at... [More]

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