COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OF HEATHS

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Lot 29

Andrews, Henry Charles

COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OF HEATHS

43,2 by 27,8cm.

R30 000 – R40 000

First edition. The hand-coloured drawings were taken from living plants with full description and details of the plant. Text in Latin and English. Contemporary brown calf, blindstamped and gold edged decorated ruling to cover boards. The spines have been replaced with modern leather with raised bands in sympathy with the original binding. Bookplate of Samuel Bradshaw. Scuffing to extreme edges of cover boards, gilt edges, some foxing to Vol. 1 less in Vol. 2. Vol. 2 has a neat repair to front cover at the top edge of the spine. Each figure is accompanied by dissections of several parts of the plant, magnified where necessary, according to the Linnaen system. (2)

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