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The Plants of the Bible. Trees and Shrubs by John Hutton Balfour - 1st Edition - 1857 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

The Plants of the Bible. Trees and Shrubs

by John Hutton Balfour

Condition: Good/N


LONDON : T NELSON & SONS, 1857 Nice copy of the 1st edition in original highly decorative cloth binding. With 12 beautifully colour printed plates of plants - 2 per plate. The red cloth binding has blind stamped decoration to both boards, bevelled edges, and gilt titles to the front board and spine.Aeg. The spine is slightly faded and there is wear to the top and bottom of the spine, spine joints and corners. With the original endpapers - there is a small ex libris stamp of S L Cohen to the front pastedown. There is some foxing to the text including the title page, but the plates are very clean and are all tissue guarded bar plate 5. There is a publication list bound at the rear.


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