Jul 09, 2020 - Sale 2540

Sale 2540 - Lot 296

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
(BOTANICAL.) Blunt, Wilfrid; and Stearn, William T. (eds.) Captain Cook's Florilegium. A Selection of Engravings from the Drawings of Plants Collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander on Captain Cook's First Voyage. Number 87 of a limited 100 copies, signed by Wilfred Blunt, William T. Stearn and Joy Law on the rear colophon. Large folio, 24x18 inches, minimally worn black goatskin over silk moire boards by Zaehnsdorf; list of subscribers loosely inserted; 30 finely engraved plates with descriptive text printed in multiple colors; very clean. London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1973

Additional Details

Very fine subscriber/co-author's copy, with an original publisher's invoice issued to Dr. W.T. Stearn loosely inserted and an ink inscription to his wife on the half-title: "For Ruth, With Love, From William Dec. 1973".