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Pearson, H.H.W. And Bolus, H. M. L.

The Annals of the Bolus Herbarium. (Four volumes in 16 parts complete).

Published: Cambridge University Press, London,

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Book Description: Cambridge University Press : London. January 1914 – April 1928. First Editions. Royal Octavo's. Printed wrappers. Soft-cover. 4 volumes with 16 parts (complete). 5 portraits, 65 plates (15 are chromolithographs of orchids; light foxing to 1) and 21 text-figures.


Volume I, part 1. Pearson, H.H. W. (edited by). January, 1914. 40 pp. + frontispiece. 6 black and white plates + 2 pp. Sheets uncut, loose plates and frontispiece at the rear. Very good +. 1 cm. lose to the base of the wrapper of the spine. Wrapper slightly browned. Small crease in the top of the front panel.


Volume I, part II. Pearson, H.H. W. (edited by). November 1914. 41 – 84 + 3 pp + 3 black and white plates at rear. Sheets uncut, loose plates. Near fine. Wrappers slightly browned. Slight wear to the edge of the front panel. Topics discussed include Euphorbia virosa and Aloe dichotoma.


Volume I, part III. Pearson, H.H. W. (edited by). October 1915. 87 - 142 pp. + plates X - XVII at rear. Plate XVII coloured. Sheets uncut, loose plates. Wrappers slightly browned. Articles by L. Bolus and I.B. Pole Evans amongst others.


Volume I, part IV. Pearson, H.H. W. (edited by). November 1915. x + 143 - 199 pp. + 2 pp. + plates XVIII - XXVI at rear. Sheets uncut, loose plates. Wrappers slightly browned. Edges slightly creased. 3 cm loss at the the top edge of the front panels. Plates creased at the base.


Volume II, Part I. Pearson, H.H. W. (edited by). March 1916. 1 – 40 pp. Plate I at rear. Sheets uncut. Wrappers slightly browned, 1.5 cm closed tear to the front panel else lovely copy.


Volume II, Part II. Pearson, H.H. W. (edited by). June 1916. 42- 86 pp. Plates II - Plate VIII. Pages uncut. Spine slightly browned. African species of Crassula and a note on the wood of Getum Gnemon.


Volume II, Part III. Pearson, H.H. W. (edited by). July, 1917. 87 - 147 pp. Pages uncut. Loose plate of Pearson at rear. Lovely copy. A short essay in memoriam of H. H. W. Pearson.


Volume II, Part IV. Bolus, H.M.L.. (edited by). June 1918. viii + 149 – 201pp. Plates IX - XIII. Pages uncut.


Volume III, Part I. Bolus, H.M.L.. (edited by). May 1920. 1 - 66 pp + 2 plates. A near fine copy with no visible defects.


Volume III, Part II. Bolus, H.M.L.. (edited by). December 1921. 67 - 122 pp. Portrait of W. Tyson + Plates III-V. A near fine copy.


Volume III, Part III. Bolus, H.M.L.. (edited by). September 1922. 123 - 158 pp. Plate VI. A lovely, near fine copy.


Volume III, Part IV. Bolus, H.M.L.. (edited by). September 1923. 159 - 186 + xii pp. Plates VII- IX + portrait of H.G. Flanagan. Near fine copy. Very minor oil marks on the front wrapper.


IV. Part I. Bolus, H.M.L.. (edited by). January, 1925. 1-36pp. 2 figures + plates I - VI including 5 cchromolithographs at rear. South African Orchids. A near fine copy.


Volume IV. Part II. Bolus, H.M.L.. (edited by). January, 1926. 37 - 67 pp. Portrait Mary M. Page Plates VII - XI (chromolithographs). Titles of plates changed by publisher. South African Orchids. A near fine copy.


Volume IV. Part III. Bolus, H.M.L.. (edited by). April, 1927. 69 - 122 pp. No plates. A near fine copy.


Volume IV. Part IV. Bolus, H.M.L.. (edited by). April, 1928. 123 – 142 + 4 colour plates + xii pp. Plates XII - XVII. South African Orchids. A near fine copy. Slight crease at the base of the rear wrapper.

  • Overall Condition: Very Good +


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