Natural Illustrations of the British Grasses.

Natural Illustrations of the British Grasses.
click image to zoom

Bath: Binns and Goodwin, 1846. Small folio, xx, 130, (2, ads) with 62 specimens of dried grasses mounted on separate plates each with printed title and border. Publisher’s red pebbled morocco, elaborately panelled in gilt and blind over beveled boards, backstrip gilt with title entwined by grasses of the field and the publisher’s name surmounted by a oval vignette of reeds at the water’s edge, bound by Astle and Sons. Binding lightly rubbed and worn at tips, occasional light foxing and offsetting, specimens astonishingly well preserved. First (only) edition. A beautifully preserved specimen book describing the grasses of Great Britain. Taxonomy is discussed but the accompanying text is mostly literary, extolling the charms of grasses and their vital importance to mankind with much poetry presented. The specimens themselves are extraordinarily delicate and attractive. "Dried specimens of plants, when preserved with care as to their natural appearance and character, must always be more interesting and valuable to a Botanist, or a lover of Nature, than engravings; being the real or original object, which drawings are intended only to portray... there is much... that the pencil can never show" (Hanham, Preface). (Item Id: 110478)

$2,950.00
Buy Now

All items are guaranteed as described but may be returned for any reason for resale for a full refund within 10 days of receipt only if packed, shipped, and insured as received. Payment in US dollars drawn on a US bank, including state and local taxes as applicable, is expected upon receipt unless otherwise agreed. Institutions may receive deferred billing and duplicates will be considered for credit. References or advance payment may be requested of anyone ordering for the first time. All sold items remain the property of John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller until paid for in full. Postage is extra and will be via UPS or USPS unless otherwise requested.

PayPal is the prefered payment method but Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also gladly accepted: if paying by credit card please be sure to read and understand the descriptions of the books you are ordering, as substantial charges can be assessed on returns for which the buyer is responsible. Please also note that under standard terms of business, title does not pass to the purchaser until the purchase price has been paid in full.

ILAB dealers only may deduct their reciprocal discount, provided the account is paid in full within 30 days; thereafter the price is net.