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Lot 0053
William Curtis (1746-1799) and John Sims (1749-1831)

The Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden Displayed

London: W. Curtis et al., 1787-1815, demy quarto, forty-two volumes (in 34) plus index, containing 1,770 numbered, hand-colored floral plates by James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards and F. Sansom et al, demy quarto, in full tan calf, the flat spines with black title and red oval volume panels with gilt lettering and rule, with armorial bookplate of William Henry Irby, together with three volumes of the second series - volumes 43 (1816), 51 (1824) and 53 (1826), containing (in total) another 299 plates, in brown quarter calf on marbled boards, the flat spines with gilt lettering and rule.
[Hunt 689; Stearn p. 156-157; Stafleu TL-II 1290; Nissen BBI 2350; Cleveland 577; Pritzel 2007]

38 books total
leaf 23.4 x 13.8 cm; overall 24.1 x 14.8 cm

Provenance: Estate of Richard Anthony Goula, proceeds to benefit the Thistlewood Foundation, Lafayette, Louisiana.


In generally good condition. Some plates with scattered foxing and areas of faint discoloration. Overall faint toning of paper.

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William Curtis, "Botanical Magazine" 1787-1815

Estimate $4,000 - $7,000Dec 8, 2018