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A Cabinet of Curiosities: including an Important Natural History Collection

 
  Lot 641
 

CARSON'S MEDICAL BOTANY VOLUMES ONE AND TWO (OF FIVE)

Sold for £300


Condition Report

Volumes measure 36.5 x 28cm; calf heavily scuffed, boards stained and discoloured, both show deterioration with Vol 2 having suffered the more extensive losses to the edges; Vol 1 with text pages 3-5 missing, houses plates 1-20; Vol 2 text pages 31-32 missing, houses plates 1-40; Vol 1 title page cut to bottom; foxing, browning and discolouration present to varying degrees, text pages particularly affected, plates generally only displaying minor spots but several in Vol 2 with more prominent browning; heavy ruffling and some tears to page edges; addition images illustrating general condition available

 

MEDICAL BOTANY, CARSON (JOSEPH),
pub. Lloyd P. Smith, Philadelphia, 1847 (vol. 1) and Robert Smith, Philadelphia, 1847 (vol. 2), Illustrations of Medical Botany, Consisting of Coloured Figures of the Plants, Affording the Important Articles of the Materia Medical, the Drawings on Stone by J.H. Colem, with hand coloured engraved plates, quarter Morocco boards (2 vols. of 5 overall)

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