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Sylva Britannica; or, Portraits of Forest Trees, Distinguished for Their Antiquity, Magnitude, or Beauty. Drawn from Nature. [Thomas Westwood's Copy].

Strutt, Jacob George.

Editorial: London, For the Author, (1831-36)., 1831
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Quarto. Pp. xvi, 151. Plus etched title-page and 49 plates, all printed on India paper, mounted on thick leaves and protected with tissue guards. Hardcover, bound in contemporary three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine with raised bands between richly tooled compartments, gilt lettering, gilt ruled sides, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; corners bit worn, inner hinges cracked, some foxing, browning. In a very good condition. Overall nice copy, well preserved interior, neatly bound. ~ First quarto edition; first published in folio, 1822-26. Strutt was a landscape painter and etcher rather than a botanical draftsman, and as such he excelled at depicting forest scenes more than tree anatomy. ~ PROVENANCE: Thomas Westwood's copy with his armorial bookplate "Deus fides fortitudo" to first paste-down. Thomas Westwood (1814-1888), poet, bibliographer, author (with Thomas Satchell) of Bibliotheca Piscatoria, and book collector. His bookplate in the present copy is identified in accordance with that in the William Augustus Brewer Bookplate Collection, University of Delaware. N° de ref. de la librería 5367

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Título: Sylva Britannica; or, Portraits of Forest ...

Editorial: London, For the Author, (1831-36).

Año de publicación: 1831

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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