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357: Royle (John Forbes) Illustrations of the Botany an

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Royle (John Forbes) Illustrations of the Botany and other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains,
and of the Flora of Cashmere, 2 vol., first edition, half-titles, uncoloured aquatint plate, hand-coloured cross-sectional plate, 3 uncoloured and 97 hand-coloured lithograph plates by M. Caucci after Vishnuperaud, J. de Carle Sowerby and others, some heightened with gum arabic, some text leaves a little browned, marginal repair to half-title vol.2, one plate number shaved, modern calf, [Nissen BBI 1690; Great Flower Books 134; Stafleu 1119], large 4to, 1839.

***Royle was a surgeon with the Bengal Army in Calcutta and became the superintendent of the garden at Saharunpore in 1823. The Indian artist Vishnupraud was commissioned to illustrate this work..

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Estimate £3,500 – £5,000
Starting Bid £3,000
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