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Sale 2512 Lot 296
CURTIS, WILLIAM. The Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed. 3 uncolored and 2,813 hand-colored engraved plates (220 folding), lacking title-page to volume II, all indices present. 54 volumes bound in 33. 8vo, 9x5 1/2 inches, contemporary tree calf rebacked, spine of volume 47 errantly labeled 57; bright original hand-coloring; light foxing and offsetting; bookplates of J.F. Schmillentzky, Albert Henry Pawson, and Oliver Ralph Wedgwood. London: 1787-1827
Estimate $7,000 - 10,000
A complete run of the First Series of Curtis's monumental botanical periodical. together with: Curtis, William. Lectures on Botany; Lectures on Various Subjects; and Practical Observations on the British Grasses. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 125 hand-colored engraved plates. Together in 3 volumes, bound likewise. London, 1803-1804.