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Darwin (Erasmus) The Botanic Garden, 2 parts in 2 vol., first editions, general title to both parts in vol.1, vol.2 only with half-title (as issued), engraved frontispieces and 16 plates, 1 folding, 1 hand-coloured, occasional spotting and offsetting, autograph poem 'Lines Addressed to Dr. Darwin' in a nineteenth century hand tipped in after general title, ink ownership inscription and neat stamp to titles, bookplate, contemporary tree calf, gilt, spines gilt in compartments with red morocco labels, some splitting to joints but holding firm, [Henrey 468 & 469], London & LIchfield, for J.Johnson, 1791-89.

⁂ An attractive copy with a good provenance.

Provenance: ink stamp 'C' below a coronet to general title; F.C.Crosslé (ink ownership inscription to titles); Walter Frank Perkins (bookplate).

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Darwin (Erasmus) The Botanic Garden, 2 vol., first

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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