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The Compleat Florist by Duke J - First Edition - 1747 - from Goldcrestbooks and

The Compleat Florist

by Duke J

Condition: Very Good

London: Robinson J, 1747. Hardcover. Very Good. London: printed for J. Duke and sold by J. Robinson, 1747. Octavo. (8 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches). Top edge gilt. Hand-coloured title-page 100 hand-coloured numbered plates with integral text in hand-written script. Expertly re-bound in full black leather with git decoration to boards and spine, in appropriate style.Spines divided into six compartments with raised bands,gilt floral decoration to panels. The work was first published in two parts in 1740, and re-issued in this format in 1747. Each plate features a single variety. The title-page is very stained and edge-worn. The corners of the first six plates are worn, the remaining plates are very good with a slight off-setting to some plates. Overall a very good copy of the hand-coloured issue of the first edition, second issue of this beautiful a work.

  • Bookseller: Goldcrestbooks GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 004820
  • Title: The Compleat Florist
  • Author: Duke J
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Robinson J
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1747


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