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Lot 392: Hooker (Joseph Dalton) - Illustrations of Himalayan Plants

Books and Works on Paper: Part II - Incl. Travel & Natural History

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

27 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • Hooker (Joseph Dalton) - Illustrations of Himalayan Plants
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Description: chiefly selected from drawings made for the late J.F.Cathcart Esqre. of the Bengal Civil Service, first edition , hand-coloured additional lithographed title with elaborate floral border, 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates by W.H.Fitch after Hooker and native artists, tissue guards, list of subscribers, letterpress title creased, very occasional spotting, mostly to tissue guards, bookplate of Adam Gordon on front pastedown with 2 others, later half green morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., slightly rubbed at edges, [Great Flower Books p.101; Nissen BBI 910], folio , 1855. The author's second book on Himalayan plants, a tribute to the life and work of James Cathcart (1802-1851) of the Bengal Civil Service, who had assembled almost 1000 botanical drawings commisioned from "native artists".

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