The Botanic Garden. consisting of highly finished figures of hardy ornamental flowering plants cultivated in Great Britain; with their names orders history qualities culture and physiological observations. ? Edited by J. C. Niven. 6 vols.
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London: George Bell and Sons 1878. Six royal octavo volumes bound in original blind-stamped maroon cloth with gilt illustration to front covers and green calf spine title-labels lettered in gilt (sympathetically re-backed). Endpapers renewed. Comprising 250 coloured engraved plates (complete) each depicting 5 separate species (totalling 1250 plants) and with its original plain-paper guard and accompanying descriptive letterpress text. Scattered foxing otherwise fine and desirable. Benjamin Maund (1790-1863) was a bookseller chemist and botanist from Worcestershire England. He was elected a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1827. The Botanic Garden was first issued in monthly instalments over a twenty-six-year period from 1825 to 1851.
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