The new flora Britannica, illustrated with one hundred thirty-three plates, engraved by Sansom, from the original pictures, and coloured with the greatest exactness from drawings by Sydenham Edwards. Sydenham Edwards.
The new flora Britannica, illustrated with one hundred thirty-three plates, engraved by Sansom, from the original pictures, and coloured with the greatest exactness from drawings by Sydenham Edwards
The new flora Britannica, illustrated with one hundred thirty-three plates, engraved by Sansom, from the original pictures, and coloured with the greatest exactness from drawings by Sydenham Edwards
The new flora Britannica, illustrated with one hundred thirty-three plates, engraved by Sansom, from the original pictures, and coloured with the greatest exactness from drawings by Sydenham Edwards
The new flora Britannica, illustrated with one hundred thirty-three plates, engraved by Sansom, from the original pictures, and coloured with the greatest exactness from drawings by Sydenham Edwards

The new flora Britannica, illustrated with one hundred thirty-three plates, engraved by Sansom, from the original pictures, and coloured with the greatest exactness from drawings by Sydenham Edwards

London: John Stockdale, 1812. First edition, 2 volumes in 1, 4to, pp. [2], 503 (continuous pagination); 61 hand-colored botanical plates; lacking both half titles, 2 leaves of preliminaries and leaf B4 in vol. I, and all the preliminaries in volume II; contemporary red straight-grain morocco, double gilt borders on covers enclosing a blind-tooled border, gilt-decorated spine in 6 monpartments, gilt-lettered direct in 2, a.e.g.; joints rubbed, pp. 499-502 and plate no. 60 misbound after F4; old library sticker on spine, MHS bookplate, engraved amorial bookplate of George Priestley; all else very good with clean and vibrantly colored plates. The plates were originally published by R. W. Dickson under the pseudonym Alexander McDonald in A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening (1807), and are here reprinted on thicker paper and with superior coloring. Nissen BBI, 479; Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 93. Item #43759

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