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A specimen of the botany of New Holland / written by James Edward Smith ; the figures by James Sowerby
Bib ID 3279488
Format BookBook
Author
Smith, James Edward, Sir, 1759-1828
 
Description Melbourne : Edition Renard, 2005 
viii, 69 p., 16 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 42 cm. 
ISBN 192073810X
Summary

Facsimile of the first flora of Australia containing 16 botanical plates, text and preliminary matter and bibliographical notes as well as several illustrations of original wrappers and title pages to complement the notes.

Notes

"First published in 1793-95 and now reprinted for the first time by Edition Renard"

Originally published: London : Printed by J. Davis, published by J. Sowerby, 1793-1795.

Limited to 212 numbered copies (200 for sale) available in three forms all printed on archival quality Soft White Superfine Eggshell and hand bound in full antique style golden brown Australian tanned leather with raised bands, contrasting morocco title label and dyed edges. The limited ed. (120 copies) is an exact facsimile of the original ed. printed in full colour plates and black text at original size. The deluxe ed. (60 copies) printed in colours on large paper with the plates enlarged by 25%, the text reset in Caslon types and colour enhanced. The special ed. (20 copies) on large paper, as for the deluxe ed., but also accompanied by an exact facsimile of the original parts, hand sewn in wrappers at original size, the ensemble housed in a full cloth Solander box.

The fourth publication under this imprint.

Library's copy is no.30. (Deluxe edition)

Library's copy is M (Limited edition)

Subjects Botanical illustration -- Early works to 1800.  |  Wild flowers -- New South Wales -- Early works to 1800.  |  Natural history -- New South Wales.
Other authors/contributors Sowerby, James, 1757-1822  |  Edition Renard

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