The Botanical Library of a Continental Gentleman | 09 May 2013
Woodville (William) - Medical Botany...,
Sold for £5000
5 vol., third edition, vol.1-4 with 273 hand-coloured engraved plates by James Sowerby (numbered 1-273, plate 112 was omitted as noted in Directions to Binder leaf at end of vol.4), vol.5 with 36 hand-coloured lithographed plates after G.Spratt, together 309 hand-coloured plates, occasional very light spotting or soiling but generally a very good clean copy, bookplate of John Kenneth Foster of Egton, Cleveland, Yorks., handsome later half green morocco, gilt, by Bayntun of Bath, spines gilt in compartments with flower motifs, t.e.g., others uncut, spines very slightly faded, [Great Flower Books p.152; Nissen BBI 2183, incorrectly calling for 274 and 35 plates respectively], 4to, 1832.
⁂ A lovely copy of the best edition, with additional material and systematically arranged by Sir William Jackson Hooker. According to the Advertisement in vol.5 the edition was limited to 200 copies.
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