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British Wild Flowers. Reissue: to which is added a Supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants by C Pierpoint Johnson - Hardcover - 1876 - from E C Books (SKU: 032606)

British Wild Flowers. Reissue: to which is added a Supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants

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British Wild Flowers. Reissue: to which is added a Supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants

by C Pierpoint Johnson

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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About This Item

London : John Van Voorst, 1876 A very good copy in green decorative cloth binding with hand coloured frontispiece, and a further 91 plates, of which 89 are hand coloured. A classic flora with illustrations by John Sowerby, produced and revised at a time when there was a fascination with identifying and categorising new species. The binding has gilt titles and decoration with blind stamped design to the boards, which have bevelled edges, and elaborate gilt titles and design to the spine. It has been rebacked with new endpapers, so is sound and tight. There is wear to corners and edges. Aeg. Contents with frontispiece; title; preliminaries xlix; text with 80 hand coloured and 2 plain plates 160 pp; appendix by J W Salter pp 161-170 with 5 plates; supplement on ferns and fern allies by J E Sowerby pp 171-178 with 4 plates; index 179-186. Contents in very good clean condition with just the occasional spot or mark. Title page and most plates have a small and unobtrusive blind -stamped monogram to the top (see images)

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032606
Title
British Wild Flowers. Reissue: to which is added a Supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants
Author
C Pierpoint Johnson
Illustrator
John E Sowerby
Format/binding
Decorative Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Van Voorst
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1876
Keywords
botany; floras; victorian plant books; john e sowerby; british flora
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; Botany; Flowers;
Size
4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

Glossary

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AEG
All Edges Gilt. Describes a book in which the top, fore edge and bottom of the outside of the pages are decorated with gold...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
rebacked
having had the material covering the spine replaced. ...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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