Dec 08, 2022 - Sale 2624

Sale 2624 - Lot 192

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(BOTANICAL.) James Sowerby. English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants. [Plus Supplement]. Nearly 3,000 hand-colored engraved plates with descriptive text leaves arranged not in numerical order but by Linnaean systematic classification, presumed complete; preface to the first, fourth, and seventh volumes and index series bound in volume one; some plates printed in colors, a few folding; approximately 100 manuscript classification/order sectional titles bound in, most of these on 1827 watermarked paper. 40 volumes bound in 24. 8vo, 9 1/2x6 inches, contemporary diced calf, uniformly rebacked at an early time with gilt morocco spine labels, a little dry and rubbed but all sound; supplement in moderately worn half calf with armorial bookplates of Kington Baker; occasional browning and offset, scattered ink and pencil marginalia. London, 1790-1814; 1831-1849