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“the most celebrated of all English floras” (Henrey)

 

In 1790, English naturalist James Sowerby published what would become the preeminent illustrated work on English botany. Entitled simply ‘English Botany’, this work was a complete compendium of the native plants in Great Britain providing characteristics of plants, places of growth, as well as commentary and remarks on flowers.

 

English botanist James Edward Smith published his own work on the subject, collaborating with and utilizing James Sowerby’s popular flower illustrations. This volume from Smith’s 1795 ‘Sowerby’s Botany’ includes fascinating colored illustrations.

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1795 English Botany James Sowerby Color Illustrated Flowers British Plants RARE

 

“the most celebrated of all English floras” (Henrey)

 

In 1790, English naturalist James Sowerby published what would become the preeminent illustrated work on English botany. Entitled simply ‘English Botany’, this work was a complete compendium of the native plants in Great Britain providing characteristics of plants, places of growth, as well as commentary and remarks on flowers.

 

English botanist James Edward Smith published his own work on the subject, collaborating with and utilizing James Sowerby’s popular flower illustrations. This volume from Smith’s 1795 ‘Sowerby’s Botany’ includes fascinating colored illustrations.

 

Item number: #13425

Price: $599

 

SOWERBY, James

 

English botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants : with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth, vol iv

 

London : printed for the author by J. Davis, 1795.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; volume 4
    • [2], ii, 217-288, [6]
    • 72 hand-colored plates (#217 to #288)
  • References: Henrey 1366
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9.25in X 5.5in (23cm x 14cm)

 

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13425

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Botany, Gardening, & Herbals

Authors

SOWERBY, James

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete