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Sowerby, James (1757-1822) English Botany , Partial Set, Eighteen Volumes.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
373
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Sowerby, James (1757-1822) English Botany, Partial Set, Eighteen Volumes. London: for the Author, 1793-1806.
Large octavo-format set, illustrated with hundreds of hand-colored botanical plates throughout, bound in uniform contemporary speckled and marbled calfskin, ruled in gilt, contemporary ownership inscriptions and bookplates of Jasper Holmes; most spine labels flaking away or lost, bindings dry, rubbed; not collated, sold as a collection of plates, consisting of volumes two, three, four, six through ten, twelve through eighteen, and twenty through twenty-two, 8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (18)
Estimate $1,000-1,200


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