The Universal Herbal; or, Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary, containing an account of all the known plants in the world, arranged according to the Linnean system. Second
edition, revised and improved. London, Caxton Press, 1824 (-28). 2 volumes. 4to (260 x 206mm). pp. (4), 790; 885, 56, with 3 stipple-engraved handcoloured frontispieces and 106 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, gilt decorated spines with black and red gilt-lettered label, sides with gilt borderline (joint of frontcover of first volume splitting).
Second edition. The particularly attractive stipple-engraved allegorical frontispieces are by W.M Craig and engraved by R. Hicks. The plates are finely coloured and show flowers, fruit, vegetables and green houses. There are several plants to a plate. An unusual fresh copy of this work. Great Flower Books 58; Nissen BBI, 754.
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