The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Volume 1 only.
London: T. Bensley: 1816. Volume 1 only - The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Bound in burgundy full leather with gilt decoration, gilt title to spine and all page edges also in gilt. Leather is darkened, corners and edges are rubbed. Bindings are sound. Small closed tear to frontis - does not affect engraving (see images).
With 88 beautiful engravings - all but one are hand-coloured (See images). Ex-library edition with sympathetically done security stamps and one electronic security tag neatly applied to back of engraving between pages 96 - 97. Only very light sporadic foxing (see images).
- Encompasses pages XXVII 1 - 196
240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches). (103, p. of plates; 144, , 43, p. of plates; 106, p. of plates)
Condition: despite being an ex library copy, this is a lovely example of this work. The boards are clean and tidy, with the gilt still bright. Internally, generally clean and tidy. There is the odd foxing spot, but little handling other than the library marks. These perhaps forgiven on an item of this scarcity. The hand coloured plates are clean and tidy (the library stamps not having bled through).