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The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed.: CURTIS, William

CURTIS, William

Published by for W. Curtis, London (1819)

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Item Description: for W. Curtis, London, 1819. A run of the first forty-six volumes (bound in 25), plus an index volume, octavo, engraved portrait in index volume (lightly foxed) and 2104 hand-coloured engraved plates, some folding; a most attractive set in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, neatly and professionally rebacked to style. An excellent unbroken run covering the best years of "the oldest scientific periodical of its kind with coloured illustrations in the world?In the beauty of production and high standard of its contribution it can claim a unique place" (Patrick Synge, Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 1948, 7e:5-6). Most of the early plates were from drawings by Sydenham Edwards and the colouring by William Graves. Other distinguished artists included James Sowerby, John Curtis, and William Jackson Hooker.This set comprises the first and most of the second era of the magazine, relating to the editorships of William Curtis himself (vols. I-XVI) and then his successor Dr. John Sims. The work is unmatched for information on the contemporary gardening scene, because both Curtis and Sims understood the close relationship between gardeners and nurserymen, and wanted to advertise the new plants as they became available. With plants from all over the globe, including hundreds from the Cape (due to the indefatigable Francis Masson), as well as the Americas and south-east Asia, the present set includes over 160 finely illustrated Australian plants, of which the substantial majority date from after the voyage of Matthew Flinders, with all manner of notes derived from Peter Good and Robert Brown.William Curtis (1746-1799) was an important botanist of his day and a member of the Linnean Society. An initial interest in entomology saw him publish his early collectors' guide, Instructions for Collecting and Preserving Insects (1771), but he soon turned to botany, cutting his teeth at the Chelsea Physic Garden, and later working at Bermondsey and the London Botanic Garden. John Sims (1749-1831) was a physician and botanist, connected to the large network of Quakers in England. A member of both the Linnean Society and the Royal Society, he was ideally placed to take over the Botanical Magazine after the death of Curtis, until he himself retired in 1826.It would be impossible to list the fantastic array of Australian plants in any detail here, but the first is the Mimosa verticillata (February 1790), collected by David Nelson on Cook's third voyage. A notable inclusion is a pair of fine plates relating to the cultivation of the "magnificent" Gymea Lily, noted as having been first cultivated by the Right Hon. Charles Long of Bromley Hill in Kent.Although the beautifully executed plates, most by renowned artist Sydenham Edwards, are the glory of the work, the notes on contemporary gardens and nurseries provide added interest, revealing a complex network of exotic gardens, with famous names such as Lee and Kennedy of Hammersmith and Loddiges of Hackney, as well as lesser lights such as Whitley, Brame & Milne of Fulham, or Grimwood & Wyke of Kensington. It would be possible to draw a remarkable sketch of this network based on a close reading of the Botanical Magazine alone, a sketch which would help reveal important details of a genteel trade in the process of becoming a serious business. Some foxing and the typical offsetting but the plates unusually bright. Bookseller Inventory # 4403182

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Curtis, William; John Sims; Samuel Curtis

Published by printed by Stephen Couchman, for W. Curtis [William Curtis], London (1793)

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Item Description: printed by Stephen Couchman, for W. Curtis [William Curtis], London, 1793. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Collection of Volumes 1-40 plus Index volume bound within set of twenty one books (sold as set only). Title and imprint specific to Volume I: THE 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. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THEIR NAMES, CLASS, ORDER, GENERIC AND SPECIFIC CHARACTERS, ACCORDING TO THE CELEBRATED LINNAEUS; THEIR PLACES OF GROWTH, AND TIMES OF FLOWERING: TOGETHER WITH THE MOST APPROVED METHODS OF CULTURE. A WORK INTENDED FOR THE USE OF SUCH LADIES, GENTLEMEN, AND GARDENERS, AS WISH TO BECOME SCIENTIFICALLY ACQUAINTED WITH THE PLANTS THEY CULTIVATE. London: printed by Stephen Couchman, for W. Curtis, 1793. Other titles and imprints vary. Early volumes authored by William Curtis with later volumes continued by John Sims; Index by Samuel Curtis. All twenty books uniformly rebound (early/mid 20th century?) in relatively modern undecorated green buckram cloth with light toning to spine and at some board edges. Muted yellow text block edges have varied staining sometimes affecting page margins. New endpapers and flyleaves. Occasional and mostly light foxing/toning. Presumably all once institutional copies per re-bindings and with most (but not all) odd numbered volumes (i.e. the first title leaves of each book) having a small cut-out letter symbol (a ¿JL¿ perhaps?) sometimes causing small text loss; LoC ink stamp in Index volume. Hand-colored plates both as full page and as fold-outs; some plates missing but collations available. Book #1: By William Curtis. Vol. I [1793 imprint] and II [1796 imprint]. Lacks ffep. Only 41 of 72 plates present (Plates numbered #1-#72). Book #2: Curtis. Vol. III [1797] and IV [1795]. 53 of 72 plates present 91 (#73-#144). Book #3: Curtis. Vol. V [1796] and VI [1793]. All 72 plates present (#145-#216). Book #4: Curtis. Vol. VII [1794] and VIII [1794]. All 72 plates present (#217-#288). Book #5: Curtis. Vol. IX [1795] and X [1796]. Lacks ffep and rfep. All 72 plates present (#289-#360). Book #6: Curtis. Vol. XI [1797] and XII [1798]. All 72 plates present (#361-#432). Book #7: Curtis. Vol. XIII [1799] and XIV [1800]. All 72 plates present (#433-#504). Book #8: By John Sims. Vol. XV [1801] and XVI [1803]. All 92 plates present (#505-#596). Book #9: Sims. Vol. XVII [1803] and XVIII [1803]. All 96 plates present (#597-#692). Book #10: Sims. Vol. XIX and XX [1804]. One title page for both volumes at front of book; antiquarian ink annotations on title and in first index page. All 94 plates present (#693-#786). Book #11: Sims. Vol. XXI [pub 1805] issued as plates #787-#832 (missing plate 797 and accompanying text). Lacks title title page for Vol. XXII but denoted by plates #833-#880. Thus 93 of 94 plates. Book #12: Sims. Vol. XXIII and XXIV. Both 1806. All 85 color plates plus 1 b/w plate present (#882-#903B, #903A-#966). Book #13: Sims. Vol. XXV and XXVI. Both 1807. Lacks ffep and rfep; rear hinge mildly shaken. All 93 plates present (#967-#1059). Book #14: Sims. Vol. XXVII and XXVIII. Both 1808. All 88 plates present (#1060-#1147). Book #15: Sims. Vol. XXIX and XXX. Both 1809. All 89 plates present (#1148-#1236). Book #16: Sims. Vol. XXXI and XXXII. Both 1810. Detached ffep. All 92 plates present (#1237-#1328). Book #17: Sims. Vol. XXXIII. [1811] ALl 90 plates present. (#1329-#1418) Book #18: Sims. Vol. XXXV [1812] issued as plates #1419-#1459. Lacks title title page for Vol. XXXVI but denoted by plates #1460-#1501. All 83 plates present. Book #19: Sims. Vol. XXXVII and XXXVIII. Both 1813. 88 (of 90) plates present (#1502-#1591). Book #20: Sims. Vol. XXXIX and XL. Both 1814. All 90 plates present (1592-1681). Book #21 is GENERAL INDEXES TO THE PLANTS . . . by Samuel Curtis. London: 1838. Library of Congress 1881 stamp on title page. Bookseller Inventory # Curtis Botanical 1793

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CURTIS' BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; OR, Flower-Garden Displayed. vols: Sims, John; Curtis,

Sims, John; Curtis, William

Published by Printed by Stephen Couchman, London (1813)

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Item Description: Printed by Stephen Couchman, London, 1813. Half Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. An excellent run with particularly generous margins and bright plates. 1813-1814 & 1816-1820; vols. 37-40 (bound in 2 vols.) & vols. 43-47, together 9 vols. bound in 7. 598 hand-coloured engraved plates of which some folding, plts. 1502-1680 & 1771-2188 [inc. plt. 1888A & 1888B] and one uncoloured plate. Each volume with title page and index. As stated wide margins - leaf size 155 x 250mm, for instance instruction for cancelled leafs printed in the upper margin are retained e.g. page 1912. All plates are bound with the original pale blue tissue guards. Contemporary, green half morocco bindings, lightly rubbed, spines faded to tan-green, a few corners bumped and edges rubbed. Contents clean and tight, plates generally very clean and bright, occasional spotting and light offsetting, mostly to tissue guards. Original end-papers, no inscriptions. An excellent early run of this most famous of all botanical periodicals. [Nissen BBI 2350] Size: 8vo (15 x 24cm). Bookseller Inventory # 027843

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THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; OR, Flower-Garden Displayed. vols: Curtis, William

Curtis, William

Published by Printed by Stephen Couchman for W. Curtis, London (1809)

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Item Description: Printed by Stephen Couchman for W. Curtis, London, 1809. Half Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Sydenham Edwards (illustrator). First Edition. 1809-1811; vols 29-34, bound in 6 vols. Plate no. 1,148 - plate no. 1,418 inclusively, i.e. 271 hand-coloured engraved plates (several folding), drawn by Sydenham Edwards. Each volume with title page and index. Attractive Contemporary half calf, red and black morocco spine labels, marbled-paper boards, slightly rubbed, light wear to head/tail of a few joints but all volumes remain strongly bound. Contents clean and tight, plates generally very clean and bright, occasional light offsetting and browning, foremargin of one plate stained, a little oxidisation of the red pigment to the odd plate. Original end-papers, no inscriptions. An excellent early run of this most famous of all botanical periodicals. [Nissen BBI 2350] Size: 8vo (15 x 24cm). Bookseller Inventory # 027842

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The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed: Three: Curtis, William.

Curtis, William.

Published by Printed by Couchman and Fry, Throgmorton-Street., LONDON (1790)

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Item Description: Printed by Couchman and Fry, Throgmorton-Street., LONDON, 1790. [Botanical Magazine] in which the most ornamental foreign plants, cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented in the natural colours. To which are added, their names, class order, generic and specific characters, according to the celebrated Linnaeus; their places of growth, and times of flowering: together with the most approved methods of culture. A work intended for the use of such ladies, gentlemen, and gardeners, as wish to become scientifically acquainted with the plants they cultivate. VOLUME ONE, Complete with Portrait and 108 fine coloured plates. VOLUME SIX, Complete with 119 fine coloured plates. VOLUME 19, Complete with 109 fine coloured plates. Together 336 Fine Coloured plates, some folding, bound in original half red calf, marbled boards. 1790. 1793. 1804. THREE VOLUMES FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 000136

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The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed in: CURTIS, William

Item Description: Stephen Couchman,, London:, 1795. FIRST EDITION OF VOLS. 9 & 10. 8vo. pp. 289-360. With 75 hand-coloured plates. Original full tree calf, front hinge weak. First edition of Volumes 9 and 10. Each issue of The Botanical Magazine was sold separately. Beginning in 1787, it became the longest running botanical magazine published. Each issue contains a full description in formal yet accessible language, and is renowned for featuring the work of two centuries of botanical illustrators.Many plants received their first publication on the pages and the description given was enhanced by the finely detailed illustrations. The plates were copper engraved and the hand colouring was performed by up to thirty people. Bookseller Inventory # 14092

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The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden displayed.: Curtis, William. Sowerby,

Curtis, William. Sowerby, J.

Published by W. Curtis. London. Copyright 1793. This issue circa 1812. (1793)

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Item Description: W. Curtis. London. Copyright 1793. This issue circa 1812., 1793. hardbound. 2 volumes bound in one, 72 handcolored engraved plates each with facing page of text, 10 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (26x17.5cm), decorative embossed cloth-covered boards. Plates on wove paper, generally very clean and bright, occasional light foxing or spotting (spot and pinhole to centre of plate 16, the Variegated Iris), some foxing to text pages. Front joint broken, white tape mend to interior hinge at Preface. This is an early 1800s reprint of the first two volumes of William Curtis' periodical "The Botanical Magazine." This publication proved so popular that plates from the earlier volumes were reissued to satisfy the demand of later subscribers who desired a complete set. Curtis featured some of the most decorative and popular imported plants in these early volumes, making these volumes an absolute treat for the eye. Plants include Moss Rose, several varieties of Iris, Daffodil, Gentian, Eastern Poppy, Cyclamen, and, from China: #64 Tawny Day-Lily; #25 China Pink, #42 Rose Camellia. These are very strong impressions, which are particularly pleasing contrasted against the white color of the wove paper. Bookseller Inventory # ABE48009

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CURTIS, William

Published by London, Printed by Stephen Couchman, For W. Curtis, MDCCXCV, 1795 (1795)

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Item Description: London, Printed by Stephen Couchman, For W. Curtis, MDCCXCV, 1795, 1795. gr. in-8vo, (23.2x14 cm plates), 36 colour plates of flowers, each plate with text-leaf (plate n° 289 upto 324, 1 plate with stains), engraved ex-libris William Horne, Clapham, some remainder of old binding, loose spne missing. 36 planches de fleurs coloriées, chaque planche avec une feuille de texte. Reliure très usé avec manque. Vendu comme lot de gravures.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Bookseller Inventory # 100401

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Curtis, William

Published by H.D. Symonds, London (1820)

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Item Description: H.D. Symonds, London, 1820. Cloth. Book Condition: Excellent. No Jacket. First Edition. For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Please make sure you view the gallery of extra photos of selected plates before ordering. These extra images are available on request. These books MUST be insured so please make sure you contact us before ordering through abe as standard abe postage rates do NOT apply. With 89 Stunning exquisite HAND COLOURED plates within the period 1820 to 1821. Plates 2161 to 2250 inclusive with one plate substituted (1771 for 2190) and one missing (2248). The brightness, quality and vibrancy of the colours of the plates have to be seen to be believed. Index included. Rebound in tan cloth with black and gold leather labels. Cut without any significant loss to text and plates - 5.5" - 9" Donated to library and stored at the correct humidity and temperature and then released for sale in 1998. Front Pastedown contains library plate but no other marks on title page or plates. The volumes appear not to have been used which may explain their immaculate and stunning condition. The magazine was founded in 1787 by William Curtis and has continued publication to the present day. 'The reputation of the magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants.' Curtis' principal artists were William Kilburn + James Sowerby and Sydenham T. Edwards. These skilled artists worked with him for 28 years and it was they who were responsible for most of the plates that appeared in the magazine. From October 1834 Walter Fitch became the main artist - a post that he would hold for 40 years. 'In the confident hands of a botanical artist like W.H. Fitch lithographs have an immediacy and spontaneity encountered usually only in original works of art.' This volume comes from an advertised complete run covering the first 45 years. On checking we find that there was in fact a gap in the run. Vol 46 for 1819 runs from plate 2023 to 2104 inclusive and is our book ref 4982. Complete correct with index. The binding of this volume (our book reference 4983) has vol 47showing on the spine for 1820 but is in fact a combination of 1820 and 1821. The plates start at 2161 through to 2188 for 1820. So 2105 to 2160 inclusive are missing. They then run form 2189 through to 2250. In fact the full run for 1821 is plates 2189 to 2272 inclusive. In that run the text for 2190 is faced by plate 1771. Also the publishers made an error with the printing of the plate numbers for 2247, 8 and 9. 2247 was printed as 2148 and contains a manuscript change to 2247 (this matches the text). 2247 is included in this book but excludes the text (I can provide a quality copy) Plate 2248 was incorrectly printed with 2249 on it and this is completely missing form this volume. Again I can copy the original plate and text from another volume). 2249 is correctly numbered by the publishers and is included in this book. So the book for sale covers part 1820 and 1821 with plates 2161 to 2250 inclusive subject to the omissions listed. The book contains the index for 1820. A copy of the index for 1821 can be provided if required. Our website contains 4 pictures of this book. Please note that the pink tinge to the paper is a white balance error in the camera as the paper is in fact off white. Stunning quality of plates. Size: 5.5" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004983

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Curtis, William

Published by H.D. Symonds, London (1830)

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Item Description: H.D. Symonds, London, 1830. Cloth. Book Condition: Excellent. No Jacket. First Edition. For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Please make sure you view the gallery of extra photos of selected plates before ordering. These extra images are available on request. These books MUST be insured so please make sure you contact us before ordering through abe as standard abe postage rates do NOT apply. With 82 Stunning exquisite HAND COLOURED plates. The brightness, quality and vibrancy of the colours of the plates have to be seen to be believed. Index included. Rebound in tan cloth with black and gold leather labels. Cut without any significant loss to text and plates - 5.5" - 9". Donated to library and stored at the correct humidity and temperature and then released for sale in 1998. The volumes appear not to have been used which may explain their immaculate and stunning condition. The magazine was founded in 1787 by William Curtis and has continued publication to the present day. 'The reputation of the magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants.' Curtis' principal artists were William Kilburn + James Sowerby and Sydenham T. Edwards. These skilled artists worked with him for 28 years and it was they who were responsible for most of the plates that appeared in the magazine. From October 1834 Walter Fitch became the main artist - a post that he would hold for 40 years. 'In the confident hands of a botanical artist like W.H. Fitch lithographs have an immediacy and spontaneity encountered usually only in original works of art.' Some very slight offsetting to some of the text. Part plate 2964. demonstrates the quality. Size: 5.5" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004987

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Curtis, William

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Item Description: London, 1835. Cloth. Book Condition: Excellent. No Jacket. First Edition. For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Please make sure you view the gallery of extra photos of selected plates before ordering. These extra images are available on request. These books MUST be insured so please make sure you contact us before ordering through abe as standard abe postage rates do NOT apply. With 83 Stunning exquisite HAND COLOURED plates. The brightness, quality and vibrancy of the colours of the plates have to be seen to be believed. Index included. Rebound in tan cloth with black and gold leather labels. Cut without any significant loss to text and plates - 5.5" - 9". Donated to library and stored at the correct humidity and temperature and then released for sale in 1998. The volumes appear not to have been used which may explain their immaculate and stunning condition. The magazine was founded in 1787 by William Curtis and has continued publication to the present day. 'The reputation of the magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants.' Curtis' principal artists were William Kilburn + James Sowerby and Sydenham T. Edwards. These skilled artists worked with him for 28 years and it was they who were responsible for most of the plates that appeared in the magazine. From October 1834 Walter Fitch became the main artist - a post that he would hold for 40 years. 'In the confident hands of a botanical artist like W.H. Fitch lithographs have an immediacy and spontaneity encountered usually only in original works of art.' Some very slight offsetting to some of the text. A small amount of foxing to the title page. Size: 5.5" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004991

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Curtis, William

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Item Description: London, 1837. Cloth. Book Condition: Excellent. No Jacket. First Edition. For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Please make sure you view the gallery of extra photos of selected plates before ordering. These extra images are available on request. These books MUST be insured so please make sure you contact us before ordering through abe as standard abe postage rates do NOT apply. With 83 Stunning exquisite HAND COLOURED plates. The brightness, quality and vibrancy of the colours of the plates have to be seen to be believed. Index included. Rebound in tan cloth with black and gold leather labels. Cut without any significant loss to text and plates - 5.5" - 9". Donated to library and stored at the correct humidity and temperature and then released for sale in 1998. The volumes appear not to have been used which may explain their immaculate and stunning condition. The magazine was founded in 1787 by William Curtis and has continued publication to the present day. 'The reputation of the magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants.' Curtis' principal artists were William Kilburn + James Sowerby and Sydenham T. Edwards. These skilled artists worked with him for 28 years and it was they who were responsible for most of the plates that appeared in the magazine. From October 1834 Walter Fitch became the main artist - a post that he would hold for 40 years. 'In the confident hands of a botanical artist like W.H. Fitch lithographs have an immediacy and spontaneity encountered usually only in original works of art.' Some very slight offsetting to some of the text and plates. Part plate on Clianthus Puniceus demonstrates quality. Size: 5.5" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004993

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Curtis, William

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Item Description: London, 1839. Cloth. Book Condition: Excellent. No Jacket. First Edition. For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Please make sure you view the gallery of extra photos of selected plates before ordering. These extra images are available on request. These books MUST be insured so please make sure you contact us before ordering through abe as standard abe postage rates do NOT apply. With 84 Stunning exquisite HAND COLOURED plates. The brightness, quality and vibrancy of the colours of the plates have to be seen to be believed. Contains 21 orchid plates. Index included. Rebound in tan cloth with black and gold leather labels. Cut without any significant loss to text and plates - 5.5" - 9". Donated to library and stored at the correct humidity and temperature and then released for sale in 1998. The volumes appear not to have been used which may explain their immaculate and stunning condition. The magazine was founded in 1787 by William Curtis and has continued publication to the present day. 'The reputation of the magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants.' Curtis' principal artists were William Kilburn + James Sowerby and Sydenham T. Edwards. These skilled artists worked with him for 28 years and it was they who were responsible for most of the plates that appeared in the magazine. From October 1834 Walter Fitch became the main artist - a post that he would hold for 40 years. 'In the confident hands of a botanical artist like W.H. Fitch lithographs have an immediacy and spontaneity encountered usually only in original works of art.' Some very slight offsetting to some of the text and plates. Plate 3669 demonstrates quality. Size: 5.5" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004994

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Curtis, William

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Item Description: London, 1840. Cloth. Book Condition: Excellent. No Jacket. First Edition. For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Please make sure you view the gallery of extra photos of selected plates before ordering. These extra images are available on request. These books MUST be insured so please make sure you contact us before ordering through abe as standard abe postage rates do NOT apply. With 83 Stunning exquisite HAND COLOURED plates. The brightness, quality and vibrancy of the colours of the plates have to be seen to be believed. Contains 21 orchid plates. Index included. Rebound in tan cloth with black and gold leather labels. Cut without any significant loss to text and plates - 5.5" - 9". Donated to library and stored at the correct humidity and temperature and then released for sale in 1998. The volumes appear not to have been used which may explain their immaculate and stunning condition. The magazine was founded in 1787 by William Curtis and has continued publication to the present day. 'The reputation of the magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants.' Curtis' principal artists were William Kilburn + James Sowerby and Sydenham T. Edwards. These skilled artists worked with him for 28 years and it was they who were responsible for most of the plates that appeared in the magazine. From October 1834 Walter Fitch became the main artist - a post that he would hold for 40 years. 'In the confident hands of a botanical artist like W.H. Fitch lithographs have an immediacy and spontaneity encountered usually only in original works of art.' Some very slight offsetting to some of the text and plates. Includes Plate 3723 which is very rare as it is one of the only plates in the magazine depicting a scene. Size: 5.5" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004995

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Curtis's Botanical Magazine. Vol. XLIII. Being the: CURTIS, William (1746-1799).

CURTIS, William (1746-1799). - John SIMS (editor)

Published by printed by Stephen Couchman, published by Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, London (1816)

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Item Description: printed by Stephen Couchman, published by Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, London, 1816. Volume 43 only, octavo. (9 1/8 x 5 5/8 inches). 90 hand-coloured engraved plates (numbered from 1771-1831, 1832A, 1832B, 1833-1859, plates #1799, #1808, #1819 , #1828, #1834, #1838, and #1851are folding), by Swan, and others. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt A fine representative sample volume from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival." (Desmond p.7) William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the coloured plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others. Ray Desmond A Celebration of Flowers Two hundred years of Curtis's botanical Magazine (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290. Bookseller Inventory # 21101

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The Botanical Magazine of Flower-Garden Displayed. Volumes: Curtis (William.)

Curtis (William.)

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Item Description: 1790-91, 1790. Contemporary quarter calf, joints split, worn. 72 hancoloured copper-engraved plates, Strelizia (folding) creased, orange/red on Gortera Rigens a little oxidised, some overall age-yellowing, but a very usefull collection of flowering images on creamy 18th century paper, including Iris, Cornflower, Geranium, Cistus, Amaryllis etc. Nice Copies of Early Volumes in this long running series. Bookseller Inventory # 1274

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Curtis's Botanical Magazine. Vol. XLVIII. Being the: CURTIS, William (1746-1799).

CURTIS, William (1746-1799). - John SIMS (editor)

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Item Description: printed by Stephen Couchman, published by Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, London, 1821. Volume 48 only, octavo. (9 1/16 x 5 9/16 inches). 84 hand-coloured engraved plates (numbered from 2189-2272, plates #2189, #2194, #2203, #2208, #2217, #2222, #2231, #2232, #2236, #2245, #2250, #2259 and #2264 are folding), by Weddell, and others? after J. Curtis, P. Syme, W. Herbert and others. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt A fine representative sample volume from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival." (Desmond p.7) William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the coloured plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others. Ray Desmond A Celebration of Flowers Two hundred years of Curtis's botanical Magazine (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290. Bookseller Inventory # 21102

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Curtis's Botanical Magazine. Vol. XLIX. Being the: CURTIS, William (1746-1799).

CURTIS, William (1746-1799). - John SIMS (editor)

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Item Description: printed by Stephen Couchman, published by Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, London, 1822. Volume 49 only, octavo. (9 1/16 x 5 5/8 inches). 83 hand-coloured engraved plates (numbered from 2273-2355, plates #2273, #2278, #2287, #2292, #2301, #2306, #2315, #2320, #2327, #2336, #2341, #2350 and #2355 are folding), by Weddell, and others after J. Curtis, P. Syme, W. Herbert, S. Edwards and others. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt A fine representative sample volume from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival." (Desmond p.7) William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the coloured plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others. Ray Desmond A Celebration of Flowers Two hundred years of Curtis's botanical Magazine (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290. Bookseller Inventory # 21103

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THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; OR, Flower-Garden Displayed. Vol.: Curtis, William; Sir

Curtis, William; Sir William Jackson Hooker

Published by Printed By Edward Couchman for the Proprietor Samuel Curtis, London (1827)

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Item Description: Printed By Edward Couchman for the Proprietor Samuel Curtis, London, 1827. Half Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. William Jackson Hooker (illustrator). First Edition. 1827; Plate no. 2705- plate no. 2790 inclusively, i.e. 86 hand-coloured engraved plates (10 of which folding double plates), drawn by W. J. H. (William Jackson Hooker). With title page and index. Attractive Contemporary half calf with marbled-paper boards, expertly and inconspicuously rebacked; light rubbing to boards and corners a little worn, the boards showing through. Contents clean and tight, plates generally clean and bright, occasional light offsetting, a few letterpress pages with some foxing/offsetting, but generally clean; no inscriptions. A Very good copy of the first volume of the New series with illustrations by the new editionr Sir William Jackson Hooker. [Nissen BBI 2350] Size: 8vo (15 x 24cm). Bookseller Inventory # 028147

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THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; or, Flower-Garden Displayed.Vol. 1.: Curtis, William

Curtis, William

Published by Stephen Couchman for W. Curtis, London (1793)

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Item Description: Stephen Couchman for W. Curtis, London, 1793. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Title-page, preface leaf, index leaf, 63 fine hand-coloured copper-engraved plates, each with a leaf of text opposite, printed mostly single-sided; contemporary full-calf, worn, upper joint broken (held by a couple of strings), wear to top of spine and edges, front inner joint holding, rear inner joint sound; with original marbled endpapers; lacks text page to last plate; some light browning to contents in places, particularly affecting about a dozen plates, last plate affected by damp at some stage, one plate childishly coloured over, stain to one text page affecting verso of plate and a few marginal tears, otherwise a good copy with the majority of plates in good order. This is the 1793 re-issue of the original first volume, with plates 39-63 of the second volume as well. Bookseller Inventory # 005309

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The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden displayed.: CURTIS, William.

CURTIS, William.

Published by London: 17939 (1793)

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Item Description: London: 17939, 1793. Octavo. Contemporary millboards, all edges untrimmed, with the remains of two printed wrappers for the monthly parts laid in. Front board partly detached, contents clean and bright overall. A very good copy in the contemporary cased binding which proved out to be not that provisional after all. 38 original hand-coloured copper engravings (nos. 391-405; 407-411; 413-416; 418-422; 424-432). First edition. Pritzel 2007. Bookseller Inventory # 22127

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CURTIS). NELMES, Ernest & CUTHBERTSON, William (Compilers).

Published by London: Bernard Quaritch for the Royal Horticultural Society (1931)

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Item Description: London: Bernard Quaritch for the Royal Horticultural Society, 1931. Large 8vo, (xxii), 398 (2) pp. 100 portraits with accompanying biographical text, inscribed from Cuthbertson on the fly leaf, later inscription also. Original gilt titled brown cloth, slight bumping to spine ends, a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 19067

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CURTIS, William (1746-1799). - Ernest NELMES and William CUTHBERTSON (compilers)

Published by published for the Royal Horticultural Society by Bernard Quaritch, London (1931)

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Item Description: published for the Royal Horticultural Society by Bernard Quaritch, London, 1931. 8vo. (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches). Half-title, title vignette. 100 full-page illustrations. Original brown cloth, covers blocked in blind, the flat spine lettered in gilt and with horizontal fillets in blind A particularly fine copy of this valuable reference work. This volume was issued as a supplemental volume to the Botanical Magazine . It contains images and detailed biographies of the luminaries from all walks of life that had been singled out for the honour of having a volume of the annual magazine dedicated to them: their single uniting factor is their love of plants. Bookseller Inventory # 20818

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Item Description: 1893. Book Condition: Very Good. An original hand-coloured lithograph plate by John Nugent Fitch (1840-1927) with vibrant colours, dated 1893. A superb double fold plate plate, Size 31 x 24cm. The condition is excellent with no off-setting, the thick paper very slightly tanned as usual. (supplied with accompanying text, but without mount) The quality of the illustrations in the Botanical Magazine is outstanding, both accurate and decorative, the colours vibrant. J. N. Fitch was the nephew of the perhaps more famous Walter Fitch and "he lithographed nearly 2500 drawings for the Botanical Magazine in a manner scarcely distinguishable from that of his uncle, thus carrying their combined connection with the periodical over a period of eighty-two years, during seventy-one of which they were its sole lithographers" (Blunt, Wilfrid, The Art of Botanical Illustrations). William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained apothecary living in London, although his passion was for natural history, particularly plants and insects. He maintained a large well-stocked garden and began the publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787, which has gone on to become the most famous and influential botanical publication of its type; it is still published today, making it the longest running scientific periodical of all time. Curtis edited the first 13 volumes, and was then succeeded by John Simms (1800-1826), William Jackson Hooker (1827-1865) and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1865-1904), the current editor of the magazine is Martyn Rix. The fine illustrations were by many artists including Sydenham Edwards, William Graves, James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker, W.H. Fitch, J. N. Fitch, Matilda Smith, Lillian Snelling and Stella Rose Craig. The plates were hand-coloured up to 1948!, all being copper engravings to around 1840, and then stone or zinc lithography until the introduction of color printing in 1948. References: Blunt;The Art of Botanical Illustration, Great Flower Books pp 156 - 157, Nissen BPI 2350, Staflue 1290. (Please Note: we do not break books for plates, nor do we condone this practice. Our plates have either been purchased loose or have come from books that are so defective or incomplete that they are irreparable). Bookseller Inventory # 007706

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Item Description: 1893. Book Condition: Very Good. An original hand-coloured lithograph plate by John Nugent Fitch (1840-1927) with vibrant colours, dated 1893. A superb double fold plate, Size 31 x 24cm. The condition is excellent with no off-setting, the thick paper very slightly tanned as usual. (supplied with accompanying text, but without mount) The quality of the illustrations in the Botanical Magazine is outstanding, both accurate and decorative, the colours vibrant. J. N. Fitch was the nephew of the perhaps more famous Walter Fitch and "he lithographed nearly 2500 drawings for the Botanical Magazine in a manner scarcely distinguishable from that of his uncle, thus carrying their combined connection with the periodical over a period of eighty-two years, during seventy-one of which they were its sole lithographers" (Blunt, Wilfrid, The Art of Botanical Illustrations). William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained apothecary living in London, although his passion was for natural history, particularly plants and insects. He maintained a large well-stocked garden and began the publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787, which has gone on to become the most famous and influential botanical publication of its type; it is still published today, making it the longest running scientific periodical of all time. Curtis edited the first 13 volumes, and was then succeeded by John Simms (1800-1826), William Jackson Hooker (1827-1865) and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1865-1904), the current editor of the magazine is Martyn Rix. The fine illustrations were by many artists including Sydenham Edwards, William Graves, James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker, W.H. Fitch, J. N. Fitch, Matilda Smith, Lillian Snelling and Stella Rose Craig. The plates were hand-coloured up to 1948!, all being copper engravings to around 1840, and then stone or zinc lithography until the introduction of color printing in 1948. References: Blunt;The Art of Botanical Illustration, Great Flower Books pp 156 - 157, Nissen BPI 2350, Staflue 1290. (Please Note: we do not break books for plates, nor do we condone this practice. Our plates have either been purchased loose or have come from books that are so defective or incomplete that they are irreparable). Bookseller Inventory # 007711

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Item Description: 1893. Book Condition: Very Good. An original hand-coloured lithograph plate by John Nugent Fitch (1840-1927) with vibrant colours, dated 1893. A superb double fold plate, Size 31 x 24cm. The condition is excellent with no off-setting, the thick paper very slightly tanned as usual. (supplied with accompanying text, but without mount) The quality of the illustrations in the Botanical Magazine is outstanding, both accurate and decorative, the colours vibrant. J. N. Fitch was the nephew of the perhaps more famous Walter Fitch and "he lithographed nearly 2500 drawings for the Botanical Magazine in a manner scarcely distinguishable from that of his uncle, thus carrying their combined connection with the periodical over a period of eighty-two years, during seventy-one of which they were its sole lithographers" (Blunt, Wilfrid, The Art of Botanical Illustrations). William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained apothecary living in London, although his passion was for natural history, particularly plants and insects. He maintained a large well-stocked garden and began the publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787, which has gone on to become the most famous and influential botanical publication of its type; it is still published today, making it the longest running scientific periodical of all time. Curtis edited the first 13 volumes, and was then succeeded by John Simms (1800-1826), William Jackson Hooker (1827-1865) and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1865-1904), the current editor of the magazine is Martyn Rix. The fine illustrations were by many artists including Sydenham Edwards, William Graves, James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker, W.H. Fitch, J. N. Fitch, Matilda Smith, Lillian Snelling and Stella Rose Craig. The plates were hand-coloured up to 1948!, all being copper engravings to around 1840, and then stone or zinc lithography until the introduction of color printing in 1948. References: Blunt;The Art of Botanical Illustration, Great Flower Books pp 156 - 157, Nissen BPI 2350, Staflue 1290. (Please Note: we do not break books for plates, nor do we condone this practice. Our plates have either been purchased loose or have come from books that are so defective or incomplete that they are irreparable). Bookseller Inventory # 007721

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Item Description: 1893. Book Condition: Very Good. An original hand-coloured lithograph plate by John Nugent Fitch (1840-1927) with vibrant colours, dated 1893. A superb double fold plate, Size 31 x 24cm. The condition is excellent with no off-setting, the thick paper very slightly tanned as usual. (supplied with accompanying text, but without mount) The quality of the illustrations in the Botanical Magazine is outstanding, both accurate and decorative, the colours vibrant. J. N. Fitch was the nephew of the perhaps more famous Walter Fitch and "he lithographed nearly 2500 drawings for the Botanical Magazine in a manner scarcely distinguishable from that of his uncle, thus carrying their combined connection with the periodical over a period of eighty-two years, during seventy-one of which they were its sole lithographers" (Blunt, Wilfrid, The Art of Botanical Illustrations). William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained apothecary living in London, although his passion was for natural history, particularly plants and insects. He maintained a large well-stocked garden and began the publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787, which has gone on to become the most famous and influential botanical publication of its type; it is still published today, making it the longest running scientific periodical of all time. Curtis edited the first 13 volumes, and was then succeeded by John Simms (1800-1826), William Jackson Hooker (1827-1865) and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1865-1904), the current editor of the magazine is Martyn Rix. The fine illustrations were by many artists including Sydenham Edwards, William Graves, James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker, W.H. Fitch, J. N. Fitch, Matilda Smith, Lillian Snelling and Stella Rose Craig. The plates were hand-coloured up to 1948!, all being copper engravings to around 1840, and then stone or zinc lithography until the introduction of color printing in 1948. References: Blunt;The Art of Botanical Illustration, Great Flower Books pp 156 - 157, Nissen BPI 2350, Staflue 1290. (Please Note: we do not break books for plates, nor do we condone this practice. Our plates have either been purchased loose or have come from books that are so defective or incomplete that they are irreparable). Bookseller Inventory # 007729

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Curtis, William

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Item Description: W. Curtis, 1812. Book Condition: Very Good. A fine original hand-coloured copper engraving, dated 1812; a very early plate from this famous work, size approx. 12 x 20cm. The condition is very good, colours are still very bright. (supplied without accompanying text). The quality of the illustrations in the Botanical Magazine is outstanding, both accurate and decorative, the colours vibrant. William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained apothecary living in London, although his passion was for natural history, particularly plants and insects. He maintained a large well-stocked garden and began the publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787, which has gone on to become the most famous and influential botanical publication of its type; it is still published today, making it the longest running scientific periodical of all time. Curtis edited the first 13 volumes, and was then succeeded by John Simms (1800-1826), William Jackson Hooker (1827-1865) and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1865-1904), the current editor of the magazine is Martyn Rix. The fine illustrations were by many artists including Sydenham Edwards, William Graves, James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker, W.H. Fitch, J. N. Fitch, Matilda Smith, Lillian Snelling and Stella Rose Craig. The plates were hand-coloured up to 1948!, all being copper engravings to around 1840, and then stone or zinc lithography until the introduction of color printing in 1948. References: Blunt;The Art of Botanical Illustration, Great Flower Books pp 156 - 157, Nissen BPI 2350, Staflue 1290. (Please Note: we do not break books for plates, nor do we condone this practice. Our plates have either been purchased loose or have come from books that are so defective or incomplete that they are irreparable) Size: 12 x 20cm. Bookseller Inventory # 024693

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William Curtis

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Item Description: Book on Demand, Miami, 2015. Perfect binding. Book Condition: NEW. Dust Jacket Condition: NEW. 5.8" x 8.3". In English language. This book, "The Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-Garden Displayed: In Which the Most Ornamental Foreign Plants, Cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and . in Their Natural Colours ., Volumes 7-8", by William Curtis, is a replication. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. This item is printed on demand. Thank you for supporting classic literature. SOFT COVER. Bookseller Inventory # 1322917

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William Curtis

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Item Description: Book on Demand, Miami, 2015. Perfect binding. Book Condition: NEW. Dust Jacket Condition: NEW. 5.8" x 8.3". In English language. This book, "The Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed. 7-8", by William Curtis, is a replication of a book originally published before 1794. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. This item is printed on demand. Thank you for supporting classic literature. SOFT COVER. Bookseller Inventory # 2631537

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