With 479 Colored Plates of Ferns

    E. J. Lowe. Ferns: British and Exotic. London: George Bell & Sons, 1872.

    Second edition. Eight octavo volumes. x, 160; 162; 142; 174; 168; 136; 181; 261 pages. 479 colored plates printed from wood engravings by Benjamin Fawcett, after Francis Lydon. Glossaries, indices.

    Contemporary half calf over cloth boards. Raised bands. Gilt designs and gilt-stamped labels to spine. Marbled endpapers. Marbled edges. Some sunning to spines. Light foxing. Bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Neat, unobtrusive inked inventory notation from previous owner on front free flyleaf of each volume.

    A comprehensive Victorian study of ferns by the preeminent English botanist, lavishly illustrated with color plates as well as hundreds of black-and-white illustrations.

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