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Roscoe, William, 1753-1831.
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Monandrian plants of the order Scitamineæ, chiefly drawn from living specimens in Botanic Garden at Liverpool. Arranged according to the system of Linnæus. With descriptions and ebservations by W. Roscoe. [Coloured plates.]
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 835b

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Liverpool
Publishing year:
1828
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(folio)
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English

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003157911
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Roscoe, William 1753-1831 Allport, Thomas fl.ca1830 Miller, Rebecca fl.ca1825 Roscoe, Margaret Dixon, Mrs James fl.1824/1828 Yates, Ellen fl.1825 Fletcher, Emily fl.1824-1828 Waln, Mary fl.1824-1828
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Monandrian plants of the order Scitamineae chiefly drawn from living specimens in the botanic garden at Liverpool. Arranged according to the system of Linnaeus with descriptions and observations by William Roscoe ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. Add.835b

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Printed by George Smith
Place of publication:
Liverpool
Publishing year:
1828
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unpag. leaves 2°
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English

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TL 9505; Nissen 1677; Plesch, p. 386-387; Pritzel 7765
Published in 15 parts between 1824-1828
112 hand-coloured lithographs drawn by Thomas Allport, Rebecca Miller, Margaret Roscoe, Mrs J. Dixon, Ellen Yates, Emily Flechter, Mary Waln
Half-binding
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Liverpool (impressum)
coloured lithographs
scitamineae
valuable books
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1:75335
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Author:
Roscoe, William, 1753-1831.
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Title:
Monandrian plants of the order Scitamineae : chiefly drawn from living specimens in the botanic garden at Liverpool, arranged according to the system of Linnaeus with descriptions and observations / by William Roscoe.
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 835b.

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Publisher:
George Smith
Place of publication:
Liverpool
Publishing year:
1828
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1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 56 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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112 leaves of hand colored lithographs, by Thomas Allpart, Mrs. James Dixon, Emily Fletcher, [et al.].
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Subject:
Zingiberaceae
Marantaceae
Canna
Cannaceae
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Fletcher, Emily.
Mrs.
Dixon, James
Allport, Thomas.
Smith, George.
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ocm08148784
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Previously cited as Soulsby no. Add. 835b.
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Author:
Roscoe, William, 1753-1831.
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Title:
Monandrian Plants of the order Scitamineæ, chiefly drawn from living specimens in the Botanic Garden at Liverpool : with descriptions and observations.
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 835b

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Place of publication:
Liverpool
Publishing year:
1828
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[xiip.] : 112 pls. col. + with descriptive letterpress
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Language(s):
English

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9921750202081
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By permission of the Trustees of The Natural History Museum (London).
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Author:
Roscoe, William (1753-1831).
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Monandrian plants of the order Scitamineae, chiefly drawn from living specimens in the Botanic Garden at Liverpool. Arranged according to the system of Linnæus, with descriptions and observations / by William Roscoe, Esqr. Associate of the first class of the Royal Society of Literature, corresponding member of the Imperial and Royal Academy Della Crusca, fellow of the Linnæan Societies of London and Philadelphia, member of the Historical Society of New York, President of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool, and honorary member of the Literary and Philosophical Societies of Manchester, Bristol, Plymouth &c.
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 835b

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Publisher:
George Smith
Place of publication:
Pr. Liverpool
Publishing year:
[1824-] 1828.
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Physical description:
2 v. (Pp. [xiv], [46] lvs of col. plates, each with facing page of descriptive text; [vi], [66] lvs of col. plates, each with facing page of descriptive text) ; 54.5 x 43.5 cm.
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The plates in this book were made using "lithography, a new method for reproducing the illustrations that was just starting to be adopted in Britain" [Antiquariaat Junk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands]. The botanical historian Richard Aitken has stated that it was in fact the first botanical book to use lithography [Deep End ABC radio programme 5 on botanical illustration, broadcast 14 December 2006].
Published in 15 parts 1824-1828. 150 copies were printed.
Illustrated by Thomas Allport, Mrs. Edward Roscoe, Rebecca Miller and others.
MS letter tipped in at Vol. I preliminary blank.
Edition limited to 150 copies.
Full imprint statement. Liverpool, printed by George Smith. 1828.
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Reginald Cory Bequest, 1936. Formerly belonged to Mary J. King of Brookfield, Burghfield, Berks, and presented by her, with MS. letter, dated 24 July 1899, pasted on fly-leaf of vol. I.
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Subject:
Angiosperms
Flowering plants.
Zingiberaceae
Alpinia
Canna
Costus
Curcuma
Hedychium
Maranta
Zingiber
Additional author(s):
Cory, Reginald Radcliffe
(1871-1934)
King, Mary J.
(fl.1890s)
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George Smith (Liverpool, England)
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Rare Books Room shelf 184
Reginald Cory Bequest, 1936.
William Roscoe was the founder of the Liverpool Botanic Garden. Margaret Roscoe née Lace was the wife of Edward Roscoe, son of the author.
Bound in green sheep, with concentric gilt frames on boards, the outer frame comprising panels of floral decorations, with a row of blind lozenge decorations within, and the inner frame comprising staves of eleven gilt rolls of different widths and elaborate corner fleurons of floral decoration. Spines with five raised bands bearing gilt floral decorations, the compartments with gilt frames composed of two pairs of gilt triple fillets flanking broader gilt borders. Gilt spine titles: ROSCOE'S / MONDRIAN / PLANTS. VOL. I. and VOL.II. Gilt double fillets on board edges, and gilt triple fillets and floral decorations on turn-ins. Endpapers marbled in green Spanish pattern with red and yellow veins; gilt edges.
Condition noted; 20070608. Board and spine edges, corners, and bases of spines heavily worn. Offsetting of text onto plates. Some staining on plates, esp. Canna iridiflora, Canna pallida, Maranta arundinacea, Phrynium parviflorum, Alpinia nutans, Zingiber officinale, Kaempferia ovalifolia. The final canna plates, and the introductory text leaf for Maranta, share a curious pattern of stains that can at first be mistaken for grubby marks.
Condition noted; 2014. Good. Spines rubbed, edges lifting.
rev. cw/8.6.07; rev. BE, 10.4.2014
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Pencilled annotation by W. T. Stearn on text for Hedychium flavum, identifying it as Hedychium subditum.