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HOOKER, William Jackson.

Curtis's Botanical Magazine;...

Or, Flower-Garden Displayed: in which the most ornamental foreign plants, cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented in their natural colours... Vol. I of the new series, or Vol. LIV of the whole work.

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Published: London for the proprietor Samuel Curtis, Botanical Magazine Warehouse, 1827

Stock Code: 120487

£700
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

Volume 54 of Curtis's Botanical Magazine. William Curtis (1746-1799), the botanist and entomologist, published the first volume of The Botanical Magazine in 1787. The periodical intended to provide practical information on the ornamental and exotic plants rapidly becoming popular in Britain. It followed Curtis's well-received, yet financially unsuccessful, work on local plant life, the Flora Londinensis, first published in 1777. When Curtis died in 1799 his friend and fellow botanist, John Sims (1749-1831), took over editorship, changing its name to Curtis's Botanical Magazine. This is the final volume published by Sims; in 1827 editorship was taken over by William Hooker (1785-1865). Curtis's Botanical Magazine is still published today by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, making it the longest running botanical magazine of its kind in the world. "In the beauty of production and the high standard of its contributions it can claim a unique place" (P. M. Synge).

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Description

Octavo (229 x 144 mm). Recent green half morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine in compartments, marbled paper sides, edges yellow.

Illustrations

With 86 hand-coloured plates, 10 of which are folding.

Condition

Boards slightly bowed, light offsetting from plates; an excellent copy.

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