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A Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Alcester. Three Volumes in Four. 640.00
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Purton, Thomas; Sowerby, James [illus].

Catalogue No.: k1356

Publisher:

Stratford Upon Avon, London: J Ward / Longman, Hurst, Rees & Co.

Edition:

First Edition; Published Date: 1821

Illustrations:

38 hand-coloured plates including eight coloured engravings by James Sowerby.

Dimensions:

190 x 130 mm (7 x 5 inches) - 795pp; xiv, 575pp + ads.

Appearance:

Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards.

Condition:

VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor rubbing and scuffing to covers.

J Ward - in 1817 - London for the author 1821. Thirty-eight plates present throughout the volumes though pagination and numbering is inconsistent. James Sowerby (1757 1822) an English naturalist, illustrator and mineralogist. Contributions to published works, such as A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland or English Botany, include his detailed plates. The use of vivid colour and accessible texts were intended to reach a widening audience in works of natural history.

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A Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Alcester. Three Volumes in Four.
A Botanical Description of British Plants in the Midland Counties particularly of Those in the Neighbourhood of Alcester. Three Volumes in Four.