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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 and

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

by Anne Pratt

Condition: Very Good/N

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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