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EDWARDS (Sydenham). The New Botanic Garden, Illustrated with One Hundred and Thirty-three Plants, Engraved by Sansom, from the Original Pictures, and Coloured with the Greatest Exactness from Drawings by Sydenham Edwards.1812

London: Printed for John Stockdale, First edition, 2 vols., large 4to, [6], 256; [6], 257-503, [1]pp., 61 vibrant hand-coloured engraved plates, some occasional browning, cont. half dark green roan, spine tooled in gold and blind, lightly rubbed. Sydenham Edwards (1768-1819), natural historical draughtsman. From 1798 onwards Edwards made nearly the whole of the drawings for the 'Botanical Magazine,' and several for the 'Flora Londinensis.' He accompanied William Curtis on various excursions, with the intention that the plants and animals they found might be drawn from life. His patron died in 1799, but Edwards continued to furnish the 'Botanical Magazine' with drawings. The plates were featured in the earlier work, A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening, by R. W. Dickson under the pseudonym Alexander McDonald, between 1805 and 1807, but here issued separately with text added. "The plates are well coloured and many American flowers are included."—Dunthorne. Dunthorne, 107; Great Flower Books, p.56; Nissen BBI 480; Pritzel, 2622.

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