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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

US Auction #15 begins on 03 May 2023

John E. Sowerby & Charles Pierpoint Johnson

British Wild Flowers

Published: John E. Sowerby, London, 1860

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition published by Sowerby 1860.

Hand-coloured plates with 1600 different plants.

Sowerby's classic work on British Wild Flowers. 

A very important work.

Half-leather on moire silk boards.

Gilt raised bands with decorative panels.

Gilt title to spine.

Marbled endpapers and page-blocks.

 xlix, [3], 168 pages.

Colour tissue-guarded hand-coloured frontispiece.

80 full-page hand-coloured plates.

2 full-page mono plates.

Recorded shipping weight 1500g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 24 x 15.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0657087803
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