TRANSACTIONS OF THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.

First series, volumes 1-7 (all published). London, W. Bulmer/ W. Nicol, 1812-1830. [and] Second series, volumes 1-3 (all published).

Eur 13,000 / USD 13,300
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London, W. Nicol, 1835-1848. 10 volumes. 4to (282 x 220mm). With 7 engraved titles and 176 engravedplates of which 93 (some double-page) superbly hand-coloured. Contemporay uniform green morocco, spines with gilt lines and lettering.

complete set of the most important and beautiful British pomological journal

A rare and fine complete set of the most important and beautiful British pomological journal, founded by Sir Joseph Banks, John Wedgwood and others in 1804. It is illustrated with many superb fruit plates by the best artists of the period such as Franz Bauer, Will. Hooker, Miss Drake, C. Lindley, Lady Boughton, showing peaches, strawberries, apricots, cherries, gooseberries etc. ''When the Horticultural Society of London looked for an artist to embellish their prestiguous 'Transactions...', q.v., Hooker impressed its Drawing Committee with a previous work, 'Paradisus Londinensis...', and received the appointment. For 20 years, he loyally contributed many flower... and superb fruit plates...' (Janson, Pomona's Harvest p. 299). Many of the fine plates are handcoloured aquatint engravings.

Provenance: Armorial bookplate of William Scurfield Grey.

Nissen BBI, 2387; Pritzel 10860; Dunthorne 142.