SWEET, R.

Geraniaceae. The natural order of Gerania, illustrated by coloured figures and descriptions; comprising the numerous and beautiful mule-varieties cultivated in the gardens ofGreat Britain, with directions for their treatment.

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London, J. Ridgway, 1820-1830. 5 volumes (235 x 145mm). With 500 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary brown diced calf, rebacked spines with 2 green gilt lettered labels and ornaments.

one of the most attractive works on Geraniums

A beautifully bound set of one of the most attractive works on Geraniums. Robert Sweet (1783-1835) was a horticulturist, nurseryman and author. He published some beautifully illustrated works such as the 'British Flower Garden' and the 'Flora Australasica'. The present work on Geraniums was illustrated by Edwin Dalton Smith and engraved by S. Watts. Smith, 'a more considerable artist of small-scale work', according to Blunt, illustrated several other works by Sweet as well as Maund's 'Botanic Garden'.

Provenance: armorial bookplates of Thomas Daniell and Henry Rogers Broughton.

Nissen BBI, 1926; Dunthorne 292.